Tuesday, October 28, 2014

John Malveaux: Blogs.Indiewire.com/ShadowandAct: RIP Sam Greenlee - Author Of 'The Spook Who Sat By The Door' Dies At 83

Sam Greenlee
(Photo Credit: vagabond)

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John Malveaux

Shadow and Act

Tambay A. Obenson

May 19, 2014

Long time readers of S&A will already be familiar with the below video clip of a very frank Sam Greenlee (author of The Spook Who Sat By The Door) dishing on the state of what we call "black cinema."

As some of you know by now, I post this once a year, usually right around Oscar time; and I'm posting it again today, for those who haven't seen it, as well as a reminder for those who already have; but also because Greenlee has sadly passed away.

Ebony magazine is reporting that the author and activist died in his home in Chicago, earlier today, according to Pemon Remi, longtime mentee of Greenlee's and Director of Educational Services and Public Programs at Chicago's DuSable Museum.

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