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AT&T Presents: Listen 2 Learn! Danny Glover

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He may have been featured in more than 75 films, ranging from Witness to Dreamgirls, but fame and fortune have never gone to Danny Glover’s head. The San Francisco native remains firmly grounded in his blue-collar roots. “My parents were just good people. My father was a prince. And my mom was a force of nature. Part of my moral underpinning comes from her telling us she was eternally grateful to her mother and father because she didn’t have to pick cotton in September. She went to school in September,” The Lethal Weapon star tells The Love Zone USA host Mike T.  “We lived in a housing project—four kids, at the time—until I was 11. Then we bought a home in 1957, in the Haight-Ashbury. I still live in the same community, about nine blocks away. My parents were postal employees and worked in the union. So I came up in a union household, learning to organize for changes in the community. And in our family, there were no gender-based activities. We all washed dishes, we all cooked, we all mopped floors. That was an important part of my upbringing.”