The Kitchen Sisters: Stories Of Black Visionaries, Seekers And Entrepreneurs

Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard hosts this richly-produced and deeply-layered special that resonates for Black History Month. The Kitchen Sisters mined their archives to spotlight and tell fantastic human stories in their unique style. Some highlights include a man taping the history of his town with a scavenged cassette recorder, a woman fighting for social justice with a pie and a disc jockey igniting his community with sound.


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