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Director Sonia Lowman Reveals the Emotional Landscape of Racism in ‘Black Boys’

Director Sonia Lowman Reveals the Emotional Landscape of Racism in ‘Black Boys’

Sonia Lowman Interview

BGN interviews filmmaker Sonia Lowman about her latest project for Peacock TV Black Boys.

Filmmaker Sonia Lowman (Teach Us All) follows Greg Scruggs, a two-time Super Bowl champion and a young father who recently returned to his hometown of Cincinnati to impress upon young Black athletes the importance of education first, as well as Sharif El Mekki, a principal at a nearly all-Black charter school in West Philadelphia, and a group of young activists fighting for criminal justice reform in Chicago.

Also lending their stories and insights are important activists in their respective fields: Super Bowl Champion Malcolm Jenkins, who also serves as executive producer on the project; rapper Vic Mensa, NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony, NFL Hall of Fame inductee Cris Carter, Super Bowl champion Chris Long, award-winning sports journalist Jemele Hill Key, acclaimed activist and academic Dr. Harry Edwards, and former U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. John King.

Black Boys is currently streaming on Peacock TV.

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