Raise a Glass to Freedom — and ‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs’ Birthday by the Forward

Raise a Glass to Freedom — and ‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs’ Birthday

Let it be known that today has not been fun: there are swastikas in Canada, anti-Semitic invectives against a playwright in D.C., and, oh yeah, apparently the public is not allowed to interact with the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Health and Human Services, or Department of Agriculture anymore.

But! It is Daveed Diggs’ birthday, so take a break and celebrate the 2016 Forward 50 Top 5 member’s 35 glorious years on earth.

Here he is bringing joy to a crowd of people who know they probably won’t win the ‘Hamilton’ lottery:

Here he is decrying voter suppression on ABC’s “black-ish:”

And here he is blowing our minds with one of the first tracks on “Splendor and Misery,” the most recent album by clipping., his noise-rap collective:

Happy birthday!

Raise a Glass to Freedom — and ‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs’ Birthday by the Forward

Raise a Glass to Freedom — and ‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs’ Birthday

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Talya Zax

Talya Zax

Talya Zax is the Forward’s innovation editor. Contact her at zax@forward.com or on Twitter, @TalyaZax.

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