If you’re interested in learning about the first Black American prima donna to establish an international profile and perform in the Deep South, then my Leontyne Price Black History Facts profile is for you.
“Respect” is a 2021 film starring Jennifer Hudson as she portrays Aretha Franklin in a biopic about the life and career of the iconic singer and musician. The film features quite a number of big names but underperformed at the box office in part due to having its release thrown off to some degree by the COVID pandemic. But the film itself is also part of the problem in that it had great potential but suffered by some problematic casting and structural issues. It’s a missed opportunity as even with the film’s shortcomings there is a glimmer of what could have been in Jennifer Hudson’s performance.
If you’re interested in learning about the first Black child to integrate an elementary school in the South, then my Ruby Bridges Black History Facts profile is for you.
A review of “Till”, a 2022 new release directed by Chinonye Chukwu about the lynching of Emmett Till and his mother’s fight to get justice for his murder.
“A Time to Kill” is a 1996 film based on a book by John Grisham that takes place in a relatively small community in Mississippi. A courtroom drama, “A Time to Kill” follows the case of a Black man who is on trial for murdering two racist White men who viciously attacked and raped his daughter. Needing legal representation, he seeks the help of a local lawyer with a struggling law practice. The pair face off against a prosecutor who is hoping to use the case to advance his career and the murdered men’s supporters who are seeking revenge for their deaths.