On This Day in Black History Month with award winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson

February 20, 2019
On February 19, 1991, John Singleton became the first African American to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Director for his film “Boyz n the Hood”. Filmmaker Stanley Nelson has been addressing representation in Hollywood and beyond for decades, through his films about African-American history, and experience as well as his nonprofit dedicated to advancing social justice causes through film.