Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. born on November 29, 1908 was a pastor of the largest black church in America in his time, the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City, and an American politician, who represented Harlem, in the United States House of Representatives (1945 – 1971). During his distinguished congressional career, Powell is credited as passing more bed-rock legislation then any other congressmen in American history, even up to today.
The awe-inspiring story of legendary theatre producer Woodie King Jr, founder and producing director of New Federal Theatre and National Black Touring Circuit in New York City. Broadway credits include For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, What the Winesellers Buy and Checkmates, the life of this living legend provides a window into the history of Black life in the 20th Century and highlights the Black Arts Movement of which he was a commanding presence. This giant of a man facilitated theatre artists of every discipline and many have become household names such as Denzel Washington, Phylicia Rashad, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L Jackson, Viola Davis, Debbie Allen, Glynn Turman, Laurence Fishburne and many more were members. The film is produced by Black History Mini Docs and directed by Juney Smith.
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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.
We are proud to announce that Black History Mini Docs’ documentary "King Of Stage: The Woodie King Jr. Story" is a winner at the Pan African Film Festival and the San Francisco Black Film Festival.
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