这位女士名叫斯塔·斯温（Star Swain），今年34岁，是来自佛罗里达州他啦哈西(Tallahassee, Florida)的一位助理校长。她最近与朋友和家人一起参观林肯纪念堂，在他们的鼓动下，唱起国歌。
斯温的朋友，也是她的教会长老，本尼·伯尔登（Benny Bolden）对《华盛顿邮报》（Washington Post）说，“原本是一个激将结果带来这一切”。
1939年，有75000多人来到林肯纪念堂，出席著名美国黑人女低音歌唱家玛丽安·安德森（Marian Anderson）举行的免费露天音乐会。安德森是在因种族原因被拒绝在美国革命女儿会礼堂（Daughters of the American Revolution’s auditorium）演出后，在林肯纪念堂举行了音乐会。
The next star? Tourist sings national anthem at Lincoln Memorial. [video]
Just in time for the Fourth of July, a tourist to Washington became an internet sensation with her rendition of the U.S. national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” at the Lincoln Memorial.
Star Swain, a 34-year-old assistant principal from Tallahassee, Florida, visited the memorial recently with friends and relatives who encouraged her to sing the national anthem.
The video has gone viral, being viewed by more than 10 million Facebook users and on other social media.
“What started out as a dare turned into all of this,” Benny
Bolden, a friend and elder at her church, told
The Lincoln Memorial has been the setting for many famous speeches, songs and marches. One of the most historic was U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in August 1963, when an estimated 250,000 people marched on Washington to demand changes in U.S. civil rights laws.
And in 1939, more than 75,000 people came to the Lincoln Memorial to hear famed African-American contralto Marian Anderson give a free open-air concert. She sang there after she was denied the opportunity to perform at the Daughters of the American Revolution’s auditorium because of her race.
For Swain, her song at that historic venue was a life-changing
experience. “People just started saying, ‘That was awesome, thank