Tag Archives: Political Activism

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes Feeling Heart Debuts on PBS

“We had her voice for as long as we really needed it, if we were wise enough to listen.” Actress/activist Ruby Dee makes that startlingly prophetic statement (Dee died in June 2014) about her lifelong friend and colleague at the … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger: The Power of Song To Be Rebroadcast on PBS

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s oft-quoted, “there are no second acts in American lives,” has clearly become a cliché in this age of uber-reinvention; and there is no better example of the latter than Pete Seeger, who defied that cliché well into his ninth “act.” Pete Seeger (1919 … Continue reading

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