March-April 2007

The late singer-songwriter Harry Chapin was a vastly different kind of hunger artist—one who used his music and the stage that it commanded to shine a spotlight on the plight of the world’s hungry—including those in the United States—who lived and died far from the camera’s eye, hidden in the shadows of our consciousness so as not to disturb our peace of mind. Harry Chapin, who died tragically in a head-on collision with a flatbed truck on July 16, 1981, did what great artists always do—he disturbed the peace and almost single-handedly awakened the moral conscience of America’s “affluent majority,

  

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