SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — UMC (Urban Movie Channel) – the first streaming service for Black TV and film from AMC Networks – announced today that it has commissioned a new docu-series that will provide viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at the power of faith and its driving force on successful women […]
“It’s so much bigger than a performance,” Aisha Hinds says through tears to a circle of women journalists at the tail-end of a conference call. It’s less than a week before her historic embodiment of the iconic Harriet Tubman in an unprecedented one-hour episode of Underground.
Even in this “golden age of Black television,” WGN America’s Underground, a series about slavery, is an unlikely hit. A series about slavery is one thing, but one about resisting slavery is quite another.