“You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now.”— Joan Baez
Joan Baez (1941-) is a protest singer and activist for environmental, civil, and human rights. Born of Mexican-American descent, Joan became known for her exquisite soprano voice, singing folk songs which promoted social justice and pacifism in the 1960s. After committing her life to the message of non-violence, she became a voice for the anti-war movement of the time. She also is credited with introducing the public to Bob Dylan, who would become the most famous singer/songwriter of the era. Though her voice was most revered in the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s, she has been outspoken throughout her life about the issues she deeply cares about.
Here is a documentary on youtube about Joan. I recommend listening to a few of her songs too. Some of you may have forgotten or maybe have never heard how special her voice was/is.