Odetta, the acclaimed folk singer and civil rights activist, has passed away of heart failure. Here is an excellent obituary from the New York Times. They also have a very nice video tribute here. Here is the NPR segment about Odetta. Here is Odetta talking about Dr. King and non-violence on the Tavis Smiley show. The image to the right is of Odetta performing at the historic 1963 March On Washington for Jobs & Freedom in Washington, D.C.
Here is Odetta rockin' out at the Newport festival:
There is a nice clip of her performing, "Give Me Your Hand," here.
Rest in Peace, Odetta. Thank you for your life lived in struggle...