Debra Martin Chase, the veteran producer behind Sparkle and The Princess Diaries, is working on a new miniseries for ABC called The Black Calhouns

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The Black Calhouns is based on the book of the same name by Gail Lumet Buckley, the daughter of Lena Horne, and will tell the story of an African-American family’s journey from the beginning of Reconstruction through the civil rights movement. 

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Martin Chase will produce alongside Howard Rosenman and Buckley’s daughter, Amy Lumet. 

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