Bright Like A Sun


The Film Posse’s Tracy Heather Strain produced, directed and wrote episode three of I’ll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Art, the award-winning six-part series about the achievements of black artists in the 20th century at Blackside, Henry Hampton’s renowned production company, which is best-known for the PBS series Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years. “Bright Like a Sun” weaves the story of mavericks focusing on the singer/actor/activist Paul Robeson, sculptor and educator Augusta Savage, and the birth of bebop with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.

Series Winner 1999 Peabody Award
Winner 2000 Organization of American Historians Erik Barnouw Award

Air Date: February 2, 1999

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