Tuesday, January 20, 2009


From Crooks & Liars this clip from Easter Sunday, 1939, when contralto Marian Anderson sang at the Lincoln Memorial after the D.A.R. refused to let her perform because of the color of her skin. Apparently Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the organization in protest.

If you haven't seen the movie Milk, directed by Gus Van Sant, please go now! It amazes me that we are still debating, and fighting for, basic human rights. Progress is a slow and difficult benefit to life.

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