The Marian Anderson Music Guild was organized in May 1970.It was an inspiration of Reverend Jesse Ferman Little who, with the assistance of Mr. Calvin Delp, formed the South Jersey branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM). Ms Isabella Collins, Mrs. Henrietta Robinson and Ms. Constance Berkshiener (2nd Vice president of NANM) were other founding members.
On June 15, 1982, the organization received permission from Marian Anderson to use her name in support of its mission.At that time the South Jersey branch was renamed the Marian Anderson Music Guild (MAMG).
MAMG presents concerts, workshops and other events to promote the works of African American composers and musicians, preserve the African American Spiritual and raise scholarships for aspiring young musicians.
Marian Anderson in concert at the Lincoln Memorial April 1939