To give Black women the credit they greatly deserve, two Black men are taking the time to make sure their stories are told and heard around the world. Will Smith and Jay-Z, both business and entertainment icons alike are coming together to produce a series on ABC entitled, Women of the Movement. Other producers of the project include Serendipity Film Group, Tyran Smith of Roc Nation, Mazo Partners, James Lassiter of Overbook Entertainment, and others from Kapital Entertainment.
The show will tell the stories of the civil rights era through the eyes of the Black women who were pioneers during the time, according to CNN. Season 1 will focus on the fight for justice Mamie Till-Mobley went through for her son, Emmett Till. If you didn't know, Emmett Till was wrongly accused of flirting with a white woman and killed for it over 60 years ago. The season will be inspired by the book, Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement, which was written by Devery S. Anderson. No release date have been given for the season just yet.
This is not Jay-Z's first time dipping into the docu-series realm to showcase the Black experience in America. Recently, he helped bring to life the Free Meek docu-series, a mini-series based on Trayvon Martin, and also, Time: The Kalief Browder Story. Bringing in Will should bring that Hollywood feel and touch to the project, making an even more compelling story to tell and show the world.