Publisher: Faith in Public Life (2020); Paperback, 178 pages; ISBN: 9781735739205. As discerning leaders will see immediately, the subtitle of Jennifer Butler’s new book, could be categorized as a Liberation Theology book. For her, as for theologians who champion the rights of the excluded of all stripes, the Bible is a book of liberation. She is …
A documentary film about Rabbi Abraham Heschel, a scholar who influenced Dr. MLK & the Civil Rights Movement & was an important adviser at Vatican II.
Concert singer Marian Anderson’s story, from her childhood church singing through her rejection that led to her famous Lincoln Memorial Concert through the Civil Rights era.
Southerner Frank, estranged from his father Frank over his homosexuality, returns with his niece & lover for the old man’s funeral.
This TV film focuses on the heroic 2 years that Black Abolitionist Charlotte Forten spent teaching ex-slaves at Port Royal during the Civil War.
How in the 60s an upstate NY camp for disabled help shape many of the activists who went on to fight the federal government for equal rights.
When heavy metal drummer Ruben faces deafness he must choose between fixing his problem or accepting a place in a deaf community.
Book Review Pub. 2020 by University of Illinois Press, 286+ pages. B&W illus. Lydia R. Hamessley’s Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton is just what its title indicates, a thorough study of many of the singer’s 3000 songs. Those wanting a full biography of their idol can look elsewhere—and yet because of the personal …
The greatness of Dolly Parton as a songwriter is affirmed by numerous stars and experts in this look at her life and career.
The New York Times has been offering a series of short films they call Op-Docs that are very informative and inspiring. The offering for March 6, 2021 features Oscar contender (composer for The United States vs. Billie Holiday) Kris Bowers speaking with his 91-year-old grandfather Horace about the family’s past and the composer’s own musical …