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Lynda Patton, African-American Theater Leader, Dies07:35

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Playwright and teacher Lynda Patton was, first and foremost, a storyteller. The 62-year-old Boston native got her master's in theater from Goddard College in Vermont and wrote plays based on her own life struggles — and on the struggle for justice for African-Americans.

Patton died earlier this month after a long illness. Her death leaves a void in Boston's African-American theater community.


  • Robert Patton Spruill

This program aired on August 27, 2010.

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