Netflix and the Strong Black Lead platform released this powerful celebratory video tonight during the BET Awards that showcases strong black creators from across their slate of content. The spot features the talent both in front and behind the camera from shows and films such as Luke Cage, Dear White People, Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black and much more. Netflix is celebrating the movement that is continuing to take place, to highlight these powerful stories told by black creatives in the entertainment industry.
The scene may also look familiar to some. Gathering all of this amazing talent in this setting pays homage to the iconic 1958 photo ‘A Great Day In Harlem’ taken by photographer Art Kane. At the time, Kane wanted to capture a gathering of some of the top jazz musicians that were all together in Harlem. It became a symbol of the black community and an important moment in the history of jazz music. It also became an Oscar-nominated documentary in 1994.