How It Feels to Be Free

How It Feels to Be Free is a two-part documentary series that chronicles the role of black female entertainers and how they fought for civil rights both on and off the stage and screen while breaking down racial and gender barriers and redefining black female representation in popular culture.

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Made Possible by CPB's: 

Yoruba Richen and Lacey Schwartz
Brooklyn, NY
TVPRG - ITVS subgrant


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