How Black Hollywood Fights for Racial Justice and Equality

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By Robin Lofton and Frederick Douglas Lofton. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Black actors have been fighting for racial justice and social change for decades. Eartha Kitt. Jesse Williams. Danny Glover. Cecile Tyson--and many more used their fame and fortune to make a change in society. They risked a lot. Some were “blackballed” from the entertainment industry. Others were ostracized. Some lost everything for their beliefs and work in creating a better society. In this podcast show, we will discuss the controversial role of Black actor-activists who used (and continue to use) their “influence” to fight for racial and social justice. We will ask whether it is appropriate for celebrities to take controversial positions and use their fame as a forum for social change. We discuss who the actors were that took these courageous steps. This show will discuss these issues and tell the story of these brave actor-activists. We will end with a short “quiz” about the actors and their roles in social change.

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