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Jay-Z and Will Smith to Produce TV Series About Influential Black Women from the Civil Rights Movement


In an effort to shine light on the women of the civil rights movement, business and entertainment moguls Jay-Z and Will Smith are teaming up to produce a new ABC series called “Women of the Movement.”


According to CNN, the series will tell stories of the civil rights movement through the lens of the Black women who were behind it.


In addition to Jay-Z and Will Smith working on the project, other executive producers on the show include Roc Nation’s Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith, Overbook Entertainment’s James Lassiter and individuals from Kapital Entertainment, The Middleton Media Group, Serendipity Film Group and Mazo Partners.

The series will come off the heels of Jay-Z producing several other documentaries that delve into the multi-faceted experiences of Black people in America.

A biopic on Emmet Till’s story was also reportedly in the works with John Singleton serving as director and Taraji P. Henson in talks of playing Till-Mobley. But, according to Billboard, that project has since been halted due to Singleton’s d*eath in April.


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