Melvin Van Peebles

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Melvin Van Peebles established his legacy as the iconoclastic founding father of Black American cinema from directing, writing, producing, and acting in such groundbreaking films as Watermelon Man (1970) and Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971). He has been equally prolific across several media as a novelist, musician, and composer. His numerous achievements include the French Legion of Honor, the 1999

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