Entries by Kelundra Smith

Tina Turner’s Pursuit of Freedom

The prolific novelist, Toni Morrison, wrote in her book Beloved, “Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” Though Morrison was writing about enslaved people escaping from a plantation, her words aptly describe rock ’n’ roll legend Tina Turner’s life journey. During her life, Tina never shied away from sharing […]

It’s Still a Crime To Kill a Mockingbird

Richard Thomas, who plays Atticus, and Jacqueline Williams, who plays Calpurnia, discuss playing two of the most beloved characters from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. In Harper Lee’s celebrated novel To Kill a Mockingbird she wrote, “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” When the book was published […]