In Memorium: Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln, jazz vocalist, actress and civil rights activist, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2010.  She was 80 years old.

The Black Film Center/Archive hosted a program in March 2010 which honored the film Nothing But a Man.  Abbey Lincoln played the leading female role, Josie, in this film.

The BFC/A extend our condolences to her family, friends and fans.

To read more about Abbey Lincoln, please read her obituary:

The New York Times

The Guardian

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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