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laquintaplDespite being trained as a classical singer, Odetta found that she related better to the folk music she heard in San Francisco. She went on to tour around the country and during the 1950s, recorded several albums and became a well known folk singer in the U.S. Her music became more political in the 1960s and Dr. Martin Luther King even called her the “Queen of American Folk Music.” In 1963, she performed at the March on Washington singing a song called “O Freedom” for all the protestors who went to the U.S. Capitol. Her songs inspired and brought people together as they fought to end racial prejudice and discrimination. #radamericanwomen #women #nationalwomenshistorymonth #beboldforchange #laquinta #laquintalibrary
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