Saturday, June 06, 2015

Good woman down

Ronnie Gilbert, singer and peace activist extraordinary, has died at age 88. The New York Times has a respectful obituary. Here in Northern California, we were fortunate to have this vibrant artist in the progressive community for many years.

The 1982 documentary "Wasn't That a Time!" about the singing group, The Weavers, to which Gilbert belonged in her youth is available (with German subtitles) at the link. Hope it stays up. It's worth the minute of German introduction.

This photo is from a Grannies Against the War demonstration in 2006.

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails