How it Feels to Be Free

As America underwent radical cultural change in the decades following World War II, the battle for freedom of expression escalated on many fronts, and a generation of icons publicly fought for their rights on stage and screen—both as African Americans and as women. How it Feels to Be Free traces the impact made by Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson, and Pam Grier.



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Yoruba Richen, Lacey Schwartz
Brooklyn, NY
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African American & African