Frank Espada was a man of many vocations: artist, photographer, community organizer, civil rights activist and father. As a Puerto Rican immigrant in 1960s America, he saw and documented first hand the social turbulence of the era. Though he died in 2014, his legacy lives on through his son, poet Martin Espada, whose latest collection celebrates his father’s life and works. Jeffrey Brown reports.
Human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud was murdered outside her cafe in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday. Her death came shortly after she hosted a talk on the killing and disappearances of political activists in Pakistan. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro, who interviewed Mahmud last month, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss Mahmud’s life and death. Continue reading
Harry Belafonte is not only a musical icon, but also a lifelong political and social activist. Gwen Ifill talks with Belafonte about his life as a singer, actor and civil rights activist. Continue reading