Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith appears in the following:

Anna Deavere Smith: 'I'm Not an Activist. My Job Is to Present Multiple Points of View.'

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The Tony-Award nominated actress and playwright talked with author and producer Susan Fales-Hill about the creative process and what happens when theater and activism intersect.

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From Rodney King To Michael Brown: The Narrative Of Ferguson

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith is known for her documentary-style plays about race in America. Here, she reflects on the narrative out of Ferguson.

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Rodney King Dies at 47

Monday, June 18, 2012

When Rodney King was beaten by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1991, it set off a series of events that lead to the LA riots the following year. King was found dead early yesterd...

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Highs and Lows

Friday, January 01, 2010

It's the beginning of a new decade. Advocate and author Ralph Nader proposes a utopian future; performer Anna Deveare Smith explores human resiliency; president and CEO of The Aspen Institute Walter Isaacson discusses leadership; Rufus Griscom, founder of the website talks about good and bad parenting; honoring Basement Bhangra; ...