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Anna Deavere Smith: Actress and playwright

Most people may recognize actress Anna Deavere Smith from her roles on “Nurse Jackie” and “The West Wing.” However, Smith, a MacArthur fellowship recipient, is best known for her one-woman, multicharacter shows that tackle injustice in its many forms. Smith was in town last month as a guest speaker at the inauguration of Emerson College’s new president, Lee Pelton.

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