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Ronnie Gilbert
(? - living) U.S.A.

Ronnie Gilbert



A founding member of the "Weavers" (a legendary folk ensemble that also featured Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, and Fred Hellerman), Gilbert has presented a number of workshops, performances, and lectures on activism, performing arts, and social movements. Well known is her collaborative work, The Most Dangerous Woman in America: A Musical Tribute to Mother Jones, a stirring theater piece about the great labor leader Mother Jones. The play was also turned into the book, Face to Face with the Most Dangerous Woman in America.

A playwright, singer, and actress, Gilbert has performed and created works that have appeared in a range of venues, from small experimental theaters to Broadway stages. She was the voice of Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Ken Burns's documentary, Not For Ourselves Alone, and has served as the narrator for and appeared in several film documentaries, most notably, The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time!

Ronnie Gilbert lives in Berkeley, California, and is writing a memoir.


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