More than Foxy Brown: Queens of Blaxploitation Films

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Denise Nicholas

In the 70s, Nicholas earned her acting stripes in Blacula and The Soul of N****r Charley but unlike many actors from the blaxploitation heydey, she didn’t fade into obscurity. She completed a six-year run on In the Heat of the Night before dropping her critically acclaimed first novel, “Freshwater Road.”

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