American Masters - What2Watch

Yoruba Richen's two-hour documentary ""How It Feels to Be Free" chronicles the inspirational story of how six Black female entertainers – Lena Horne, jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – fearlessly confronted an industry that was deeply complicit in perpetuating insidious racial stereotypes, transforming both themselves and their audience in the process. In addition to interviews and archival performances by these pioneers, this film also features conversations with executive producer Alicia Keys and other contemporary stars influenced by their forerunners.