In leading up to Black History Month, the Oprah Winfrey Network will air several programs that honor civil rights leaders and takes a historical look at the civil rights movement and its legacy. Along with this OWN touches on color relations in black culture and premiers “Light Girls” which is the sequel to the highly acclaimed documentary Dark Girls.
Continuing the conversation of colorism in the black community director Bill Duke addresses the sensitive question in Light Girls of whether or not life is easier for a person with lighter skin?
The documentary will have interviews from Soledad O’Brien, Kim Whitley, Russell Simmons, India Arie, Iyanla Vanzant, Michaela Angela Davis, Amber Rose, Diahann Carroll and more.
Light Girls premiers January 19th at 9pm on OWN! Tune in and let us know your reactions to the documentary! And don’t forget to hashtag us!! #ReelReality #ReelLife #ReelPeople #ReelStories