Peace and social justice activist and singer-songwriter Jolie Rickman was born in 1970 in New York. In the early 1990s, she interned at the King Center in Atlanta, where she got to know Coretta Scott King, whom she credited with being a major inspiration for her music and social justice work.
Jolie was involved in many projects, including co-producing a CD "Sing it Down" to support closing the School of the Americas. She also helped launch the New York City People's Referendum on Free Trade and the Spanish Camp for Activists. She spend her entire life dedicated to making music and fighting for social justice.
Jolie Rickman died in 2005, at the age of 34, of ovarian cancer.
A sample of Jolie's music can be heard here.