BLACK HISTORY MINI DOCS presents WOODY STRODE
Woodrow Wilson Woolwine "Woody" Strode (July 25, 1914 – December 31, 1994), was a decathlete, football star, and activist who become a film actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie Spartacus, released in 1960. In 1946, almost a year before Jackie Robinson broke the color lines in baseball, Strode was one of the first Blacks to play in the NFL after the ban in 1934. He was also a professional wrestler and served in the United States Army during World War II.
Rainbow Media Group and Black History Mini Docs have partnered to film a feature length documentary “King of Stage” (The story of legendary theatre producer Woodie King Jr.) Woodie is a phenomenal legendary director and producer of stage and screen, as well as the founding director of the New Federal Theatre in New York City.
“Cut and print that sucker”, is the saying that Neema Barnette always yells out after a “shot” or “film take” that she is pleased with on her film shoots. Once again Neema is putting her coined phrase in action with VH1's newest original television series, The Breaks, currently filming in New York City, her hometown.
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BHMD MICRO DOCS - DAISY BATES
Daisy Lee Gatson Bates (November 11, 1914 – November 4, 1999) was an American civil rights activist, publisher, journalist, and lecturer who played a leading role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957.
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