Julie Dash

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Julie Dash to Helm Angela Davis Biopic

The announcement coincides with the racial justice activists 75th birthday.

Ntozake Shange. Black woman with short, curly brown hair smiles in gold dress and blue wheelchair in front of white screen with brown and yellow logos and text

Black Women Honor Ntozake Shange's Feminist Legacy

The author of the genre-smashing “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf” died at age 70.

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WATCH: New Trailer for Restored Version of Julie Dash's Seminal 'Daughters of the Dust'

The 1991 film is cited as an inspiration for Beyoncé’s visual album “Lemonade.”