African-American Television Writers: Breaking Barriers & Creating History

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Black TV Movie Writers: Politics With a Pen
Black writers have used television as a medium for telling historically-based dramas and promoting themes of racial tolerance. Tina Andrews penned the scripts for “Sally Hemings: An American Scandal” and “Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis,” both of which she also produced. Ruben Santiago-Hudson was the force behind HBO’s “Lackawanna Blues.” Writers known for their series work, Shonda Rhimes, Denitria “Dee” Harris-Lawrence and Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, took to the keyboard to give birth to “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” “For One Night” and “The Color of Courage,” respectively.

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