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Abbey Lincoln

 

“….I never got any offer from the Americans. They figured I was dangerous or something.”

 

May 14, 1996

By phone from her apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan

Abbey Lincoln was more than a remarkable singer and songwriter: She was a remarkable person, who made a mark as a civil rights activist, actress (starring opposite Sidney Poitier in “For Love of Ivy” in 1968) and, most notably, fiercely independent musician.