New Cohen Play Focuses on Racial Hatred and Intolerance (Washington Post)

A new one-act play by Janet Langhart Cohen offers an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank-who died in a Nazi concentration camp at the age of 15- and Emmett Till, an African-American boy murdered in 1955 at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman.

Produced by the playwright’s husband, former U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen (Bowdoin Class of 1962), the play opened this past weekend in Washington D.C.

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  1. David B Kessler '57

    At 76, having observed changes over the past 60 – 70 years, I am happy to leave the sordid past behind. The intensity of hatred in our country has greatly diminshed. Mutants still survive but are generally shunned. The undertow of bigotry is much weaker To the future, may it continuously improve.
    DBKessler, MD ’57

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