mini thread on biographies of black icons you can all enjoy & most importantly learn from ✨
What's Love Got To Do With It, the story of the Queen of Rock, Tina Turner, which details her rise to fame & how she escaped domestic violence.
Ray, the story of Ray Charles, who pioneered soul music - detailing his battle with grief, addiction and racism.
Get On Up, the story of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, as he breaks into fame and struggles with his own personal grief, alongside racism.
Bessie, the story of the Empress of Blues, Bessie Smith, and her battle with childhood trauma + alcholism as she fought to popularize blues in the 1930s.
(from here on i'll be using pictures because all the trailers are in 240 or 360p). Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, the story of the first black woman to be nominated for the academy award for best actress and the barriers she broke in order to achieve success.
The Josephine Baker story, the tale of Josephine Baker, who is considered one of the first black entertainers, gaining fame for her dancing & her refusal to perform for segegrated audiences.
The Jacksons: An American Dream, the story of the Jackson 5 and their trials with fame and abuse.
that's all for this thread, there are many more like The Temptations, Notorious, The New Edition Story. feel free to drop your favorites and as i always say, celebrate black art & its icons đź’›
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