Garvin marred review of ‘Instruments of Change’


I was appalled at the gratuitous swipe at Dr. Ruth Greenfield and her late husband, Arnold Greenfield, by Glenn Garvin in his Oct. 9 review of the documentary, Instruments of Change, about her professional life. Of course, her distinguished career of over 50 years deserves, at the very least, thoughtful analysis, but beyond that any casual student of history knows that the opponents of integration have always tried to discredit those working for integration by calling them “communists.” Indeed, we are all familiar with the most blatant example of this: J. Edgar Hoover’s attacks on the Rev. Martin Luther King.

Ironically, Garvin has an Other Views column in the same edition of the Herald where, legitimately, his biases are demonstrated. The Herald is usually sensitive to the distinction between reporting and opinion; it is sad that in this case with his comments about an iconic, bold community leader, this distinction was ignored.

Lynn Meyer, Miami

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