Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay Plan To Reshape Public Perception of Black Lives Matter

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The Hollywood heavyweights will focus on the movement in their upcoming television series 'Queen Sugar.'

Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay plan to dismantle negative perceptions of the Black Lives Matter movement in their upcoming television series, Queen Sugar.

In an interview with THR, the two influencers shared how they plan on addressing the social movement in their new project.

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“With the Black Lives Matter movement, a lot of the focus is on the protest and dissent," said DuVernay. "I’m hoping to dismantle the public notion, for folks outside of the community, of what Black Lives Matter means.”

“Everybody gets caught up in the slogan and the protest,” said Winfrey. “You see integration of Black Lives Matter from the beginning of [Queen Sugar] because it is literally Black lives having meaning and mattering in the everyday,” DuVernay added. 

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Queen Sugar premieres on OWN September 6th. Check out the full interview here.

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