Crystal Eastman: A Forgotten Revolutionary for the 21th Century
Crystal Eastman, eminent lawyer, activist and writer, has virtually disappeared from history after her untimely death in 1928. Yet she was a pivotal player in the social movements that shaped her world – and ours. She left an institutional legacy in the defining issues of the modern era: labor, feminism, civil rights, freedom of speech and press, peace, international relations.
The film is based on the forth-coming biography by Dr.Amy Aronson, Fordham University, and on the writings and speeches of Crystal Eastman. We have filmed an extensive interview with distinguished scholar, Dr. Blanche Wiesen Cook, who has collected Eastman’s writings.