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February 28, 2019

DANBURY — The Danbury Museum & Historical Society celebrated late singer Marian Anderson’s birthday on Wednesday in her former private studio behind the historical society on Main Street.

Anderson, who died in 1993, was one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century, white or black, when racial segregation was still the law of the land. She and her husband, architect Orpheas Fisher, lived for 50 years in a home on Joe’s Hill Road in Danbury, where they built a studio for the celebrated singer. The space was relocated by the historical society after the property was sold.