Danny Glover On Creating A Culture Of Sustainable Activism

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, actor, activist, and Founding Fellow of The Sanders Institute Danny Glover received the President’s Award at the NAACP Image Awards which highlight the work of people of color in film, TV and other fields.

My. Glover’s long history with the NAACP goes back to his childhood. His parents were both postal service workers in San Francisco and he has carried on their legacy through decades of community and labor activism.

Danny has been a lifelong advocate of education, economic and social justice and in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter called for the need to create a culture of sustainable activism.

“The dynamics in our world are changing rapidly, and new information is in our face all the time. We have new ways of looking at the world. For the young people who will inhabit this planet, it’s essential that we create a culture of sustainable activism.”


Read the full interview here.

Cornel West On Icons Of African American History

A week after his arrest during protests in Ferguson, Dr. Cornel West, Union Theological Seminary professor, and author of (in dialogue with and edited by Christa Buschendorf) Black Prophetic Fire (Beacon Press, 2014), talks about his latest work, a reexamination of the lives and legacies of leading black activists Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells – and what today’s civil rights activists need to remember about them.