A+E’s History is slating Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America, to air June 19, or Juneteenth, the date commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.
Executive produced and narrated by NBA legend and social justice advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (pictured), and Deborah Morales of Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment, the one-hour doc looks at the impact key movements throughout U.S. history have had in shaping the country’s society, laws and culture.
The project is anchored by sit-down interviews and narratives from Abdul-Jabbar’s personal experiences, coupled with anecdotes from noteworthy historians and authors, and supported with archival imagery and current footage. Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America explores the labor movement of the 1880s, women’s suffrage and civil rights, to the LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter movements.
“One of this country’s greatest strengths is its willingness to listen to the voices of its people—whether at the ballot box or in the streets—and make changes to bring about a more equitable society,” said Abdul-Jabbar.
Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America is produced by the Six West Media Group. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales serve as executive producers for Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment. Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat, Jessica Conway, Kai Bowe and Stephen Mintz are executive producers for the Six West Media Group. Eli Lehrer and Jennifer Wagman are executive producers for History.
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