Topic: Actor

Buffalo Child Long Lance, A Brilliant Human Being (1890 – 1932)

A Brilliant human being, of African, Native & Caucasian heritage that taught society, how foolish it is to judge a human being by their ethnicity. Watch video at the bottom of article “Long Lance” by Bernie Dichek (1986) 55 min Sadly, the culture that Long Lance lived in was not ready for that message. Born […]

Legendary Marlon Brando, American Actor and Activist (1924 – 2004)

American Hero and Extraordinary Human Being, Marlon Brando was one of the first actor-activists to march for Black American and American Indian rights. Video Playlist Below (Apr. 3, 1924 – Jul. 1, 2004) He spoke out against racism often and forcefully. He marched in demonstrations. And he gave money to civil rights groups. The Brando […]

Lament for Confederation Speech by Chief Dan George (1967)

On The Dominion of Canada’s 100th birthday, July 1, 1967 Chief Dan George silenced a crowd of 32,000 with his “Lament for Confederation” speech at Empire Stadium, Vancouver BC. Chief Dan George, was an inspiring author, poet, Academy Award-nominated actor and a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band located on Burrard Inlet […]

Paul Robeson, An American Trail Blazer (1898 – 1976)

“Paul Robeson at 100 years” Apr. 9, 1898 – Jan. 23, 1976 by William Loren Katz On April 9, 1898 Paul Robeson was born to a family steeped in resistance. His father had escaped from slavery. Young Robeson grew to be a majestic figure in the United States, beginning at Rutgers as an all-star athlete, then […]
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