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.
BHMD is proud of our Executive Producer Neema Barnette who is directing 2 episodes of Genius Aretha. Neema teams up with producing director Anthony Hemingway (Red Tails, Underground) and show runner Pulitzer Prize winner Susan Lori Parks (TopDog Underdog). Two time Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo stars as Aretha Franklin. The limited series premieres on Memorial Day May 25th, 2020. Mark your Calender. All hail the Queen!
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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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