Parsons created Sweet Blackberry, a series of animated films about unsung Black heroes. Tatyana Ali is also a member of the advisory board.
If you’re curious to know what Fresh Prince fave Hilary Banks has been up to, then you’ll be happy to know that she’s out here working for the culture.
Twitter user @NoTweetsByBilal shared the news with followers after finding out that actress Karyn Parsons created a series of animated films about little-known Black heroes.
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Wow. Look at what Hilary Banks is doing these days. pic.twitter.com/MG52DLPArQ— B (@NoTweetsByBilal) January 26, 2017
Parsons has been running Sweet Blackberry since 2005; its first animated feature The Journey of Henry ‘Box’ Brown is narrated by Alfre Woodard. Queen Latifah and Chris Rock have also narrated stories for the animated series.
The actress created the foundation in order to “instill a sense of culture and heritage to her daughter” and felt that the “triumphant stories of individuals surmounting the odds and making invaluable contributions to our society are inspirational and empowering, but our schools often lack the time and resources to teach our children more than a handful of stories of African-Americans in history.”
Parsons’ Fresh Prince co-star Tatyana Ali also sits on the advisory board.
You can find out more about the foundation and its mission here.
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