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Viola Davis Set to play Harriet Tubman!

How to Get Away with Murder” star Viola Davis will portray famous abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who was born Araminta Ross in the early 1800's, in an upcoming HBO telefilm about the former slave’s life. The biopic will be based on the biography “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero” by historian Kate Clifford Larson. she’s also executive producing the project with her husband Julius Tennon through their JuVee Productions. But do we need more slave stories? Some feel that the influx of slave stories is actually a way to “control” the perception and supression of blacks in this country. It does seem to be a trend as all the oscar winners that were black seemed to have played a slave besides, Jennifer Hudson and Jamie Foxx.

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