BHMD -JAMES BALDWIN
Novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, human and civil rights activist James Baldwin born on August 2, 1924 was loved by many for his no-nonsense, straight to the point approach in dealing with the social inequities during his lifetime and sadly still exist today. Watch our mini doc on James Baldwin in honor of his birth.
#BHMDPodcast presented by #NeemaBarnette returns for season 3 episode 2 with a special conversation with actor Jeris Poindexter star of Everybody Hates Chris, Akeelah and the Bee and The Color Purple. Hosted by Bonita Brisker the podcast will premiere Friday, August 12, 2022 at 8:00PM EST on Apple Podcast and at all your favorite podcast locations.
Born Anna Marie Wooldridge in Chicago,Illinoison August 6, 1930, and raised on a farm in Calvin Center, Cass County, Michigan, Abbey Lincoln (stage name) was ajazzsinger, songwriter,actress, andcivil rights activist. The tenth out of twelve children, she began her singing career at a young age, performing in school and church choirs. At 19, Lincoln won her first amateur concert.
When she was 22 years old, Lincoln moved toCaliforniaand then spent a year in Honolulu,Hawaii, as a singer at a nightclub with the stage name Gaby Lee. She moved back to California where she met Bob Russell, lyricist, who became her manager and gave her the stage name Abbey Lincoln.
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