Sunday, September 21, 2008
This American Masters PBS site supports an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of America’s most outstanding cultural artists. The site allows us to sit and absorb in our own time the thoughts of those from our past and how they looked upon the events of their time. A comparison of the thoughts written by author Zora Neale Hurston in 1943 and the posture of the contemporary Rev. Al Sharpton in one illustration of the historical significance for this website. The sight features the likes of James Baldwin, Lucille Ball, Pearl Bailey, Leonard Bernstein, Charlie Chaplin, Marvin Gaye and many more renowned artists. This a wonderful walk into the minds of some of the great cultural artists of our time.