What a privilege it was to sip coffee with John Gilman.
A great African American warrior for the people, Dr. Manning Marable, passed away on April 1st, 2011.
Abe Blashko, artist and political satirist, died at age 90 Jan. 13 from complications of pneumonia. Among his large body of work were important contributions to progressive publications, including the New Masses and People's World.
All lovers of human and civil rights were saddened last week to hear of the passing of the outstanding attorney Leonard Weinglass, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on March 23.
Emil Shaw, who fled Nazi Austria with his family at the age of nine, and became a lifelong social justice activist, died Sept. 12, 2010, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Dr. Ron Walters, a distinguished scholar and civil rights movement activist, died last week from cancer at the age of 72.
Irwin Silber, the primary craftsman of the urban folk song revival, died Sept. 8.
CLEVELAND -- "Freedom fighter," "Poor man's lawyer," and "One of the most beautiful people I ever met" -- words that described progressive attorney, Roy Kaufman.