Eartha Kitt campaigned on Australian causes
March 31, 2024 5:39 PM   Subscribe

Blacklisted for speaking out at home, Eartha Kitt campaigned on Australian causes. Long before Leonardo DiCaprio lent his voice to environmental causes in Tasmania, legendary American musician and actress Eartha Kitt joined the fray — and it wasn't the only cause close to her heart in Australia.
posted by chariot pulled by cassowaries (3 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I had no idea. Thank you for sharing that!
posted by jedicus at 5:40 AM on April 1

In very loosely related, I recently learned that Canadian singer k.d. lang is now semi-retired, and her only recent performance in the last few years was for Fire Fight Australia in 2020.
posted by ovvl at 7:57 AM on April 1

Here is an interesting history of the Franklin Dam protests.
posted by goo at 12:39 AM on April 2

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