Germantown Academy was proud to host its annual Head of School Distinguished Speaker Series in early February as a kickoff to Black History Month. This year’s guest was the Marian Anderson Museum.
The group brought engaging programming and musical performances highlighting the legacy of American contralto and civil rights trailblazer, Marian Anderson. Faculty and students in grades 3 through 12 enjoyed developmentally-appropriate presentations by the performers throughout the day.
In the evening, we were delighted to host the National Marian Anderson Museum Concert where the group performed a medley from “Porgy and Bess” to the delight of the audience, both in person and on the livestream.
“I'm thrilled that GA chose to honor one of Philadelphia's finest,” said Larry Gregory ’68, GA’s first black alumnus. “Here is an image of me holding an autographed photo of Marian Anderson. When my mom was 14 years old, she worked as a Teen Correspondent for the Philadelphia Tribune, the City's Black newspaper, and she interviewed Ms. Anderson, who gifted her this photo. When I was a child, Marian Anderson's legacy and excellence were a presence in our home. As you know, I am always proud to be a part of the GA experience!”