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Ruth Carter and Cynthia Erivo on Clothes, Culture and Self-Expression | The New York Times Style Magazine

Two creative people in two different fields in one wide-ranging conversation. “This has been a long time coming!” said Ruth Carter, 59, in her Academy Award acceptance speech for best costume design for her work on the film “Black Panther” (2018). Carter, who was born in Springfield, Mass., and lives in Los Angeles, is the first African-American to win that Oscar, and her résumé reads like a tour through the past three decades of black cinema: After getting her start with the director Spike Lee on “School Daze” (1988) and “Do the Right Thing” (1989), she went on to costume […]

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The Color Purple Star Cynthia Erivo Will Play Harriet Tubman in an Upcoming Biopic – Slate Tubman, for those who weren’t paying attention in history class, was born into slavery in the 1820s, escaped, and led an effort to lead hundreds more enslaved people to freedom.

Tubman, for those who weren’t paying attention in history class, was born into slavery in the 1820s, escaped, and led an effort to lead hundreds more enslaved people to freedom.

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