Saturday, December 04, 2010

casting crew: MADAME PRESIDENT

Casting Crew is taking a trip to the late '60s and early '70s.  Following the historic run of Shirley Chisholm for the Democratic Party ticket for president, Chisholm was the first African American (let alone African American woman) to launch a major campaign for the office.  Sideline players include Chisholm's opponent George McGovern and fellow important ladies of the time activist and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King and politician and monumental chair of the EEOC (appointed by Pres. Jimmy Carter) Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Adina Porter as Shirley Chisholm

Sanaa Lathan as Coretta Scott King

Lisa Nicole Carson as Eleanor Holmes Norton

Richard Jenkins as George McGovern

Clifton Powell as Martin Luther King, Jr.

Matthew Perry as Jimmy Carter

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