Sunday, October 17, 2021

All Of Us Going Forward Without Denying The Past AND The Present

A friend emailed me a link to:

I don't have HBO and may not have heard about this otherwise.  A quick check with our public library shows that it is available there on DVD.  Maybe some of you have seen this already, given that it was released in 2019.  I just finished watching it.

I'm grateful to diverse friends who bring to my attention what needs to be brought to my attention.

At the end of the documentary, Sweet Honey in the Rock sings "We'll Never Turn Back."  With a little googling I found that Mavis Staples featured it on an album released in 2007.

I found the following quote here about "We"ll Never Turn Back."

"One of the symbolic songs of the civil rights movement in the USA, interpreted by many artists starting from The SNCC Freedom Singers, through Sweet Honey in the Rock and Barbara Dane. However, I preferred to attribute it to Mavis Staples for the recent, very intense interpretation of hers in the 2007 eponymous album." 


A local young woman:


How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be? -- Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

1 comment:

37paddington said...

am, I was engaged with this very question that Van Gogh asks only this morning. it is one for the ages, and presents itself again and again throughout a life. Thank you for curating such a beautiful response.