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Professor Lemmons to Direct Madam C.J. Walker Series

Monday, Nov 14, 2016

Octavia Spencer and Kasi Lemmons Courtesy of HBR

Professor Kasi Lemmons is set to direct a limited series about Madam C.J. Walker starring Octavia Spencer. The series will be based on the biography On Her Own Ground by A’Lelia Bundles. Madam Walker was an African American woman, the daughter of slaves, in the 1800s who created her own line of beauty products for African American women and became the first female African-American millionaire. 

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