Big Think is a new website that contains nothing but video clips of well-known brainy individuals talking about the world. It’s a database of talking heads, and I’m intrigued by it.
This being Black History Month, I want to present some of the black voices from Big Think as a means of pondering our collective past, present and future.
Let’s begin with Anna Deavere Smith, a talented actor and playwright who (like one of my sisters) grew up in a city that went from segregated to integrated during her school years. This clip is just under 6 minutes.