2009 film of Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder -- living legends of American dance, married over 50 years. Here you have candid interviews and great dance footage (with Alvin Ailey, Herbert Ross, Lester Horton, Duke Ellington, and Josephine Baker among others). Coming of age on Broadway in the 1950s, their lives have been poignant and vibrant. You need to see this!
The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960 by Lawrence P. Jackson. $28.63. 608 pages. Publication: July 1, 2012. Publisher: Princeton University Press (July 1, 2012). Save 18%!
"There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.” — Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) was an African American playwright and author of political speeches, letters, and essays. Her best known work, "A Raisin in the Sun", was inspired by her family's battle against racial segregation in Chicago. More like her at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/
Support the first feature length documentary about Lorraine Hansberry. Though she’s best know for writing A RAISIN IN THE SUN, her story is one of an activist who uses her words to fight for social justice on stage and off.