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It's 'A New Day in Hollywood'! Netflix Recreates Iconic 'Great Day In Harlem' Photo With Black Stars - Here's The Story Behind It

Posted On: Jun 25, 2018   |   Posted By: Essence

The group was getting antsy. After more than an hour in the sun, director Lacey Duke asked Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin to run his lines one more time. He'd said them perfectly before, but Duke wanted to get the powerful moment just right. Sensing the restlessness, Alfre Woodard, who earlier led the group in a rousing rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” reminded the crowd they'll never have this moment again.
Of course, she was right.

In early June, Netflix brought together 47 of its Black creators, actors, and directors from over 20 series, films, and documentaries to announce a new day in Hollywood. “A Day for our generation to see untold experiences of our Blackness,” McLaughlin declared. “A day when Black women are boldly the lead character, whether inmates or scholars. We're not a genre because there's no one way to be Black.”

Pictured in the photo are Spike Lee, Alfre Woodard, Lena Waithe, Danielle Brooks, Derek Luke, Marlon...

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