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What singer was one of the first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963?

  • Langston Hughes wrote that her 1954 Metropolitan Opera debut was “a precedent-shattering moment in American musical history.”
  • In July 1939, Eleanor Roosevelt presented her with the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal.
  • She began singing at the Union Baptist Church in Philadelphia.
  • She married Orpheus Hodge Fisher, a New York architect.

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