Abbey Lincoln and Freedom Now
Against The Current vol. 149

Crothers, Connie

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/11/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13723

Abbey Lincoln — singer, composer, actor — left us on August 14 at age 80. A prolific and multidimensional artist (born Anna Marie Wooldridge), she took her performing name in the 1950s by combining “Westminister Abbey” and “Abraham Lincoln.” Composer and percussionist Max Roach, her partner in life — they were married from 1962-1970 — and in music and in political action, died on August 16, 2007.

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