Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement
- Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
- Time: 4:00 pm
- Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC
The Stars for Freedom—a handful of celebrities both black and white—risked their careers by crusading for racial equality. Focusing on the “Leading Six” trailblazers—Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dick Gregory, and Sidney Poitier—author Emilie Raymond reveals how they advanced the civil rights movement.
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