“Genius: Aretha” director and famed playwright Suzan-Lori Parks discusses the upcoming four-part series and why Cynthia Erivo was perfect for the role of the Queen of Soul. Parks also talks about the brilliance and power of Black women. “Genius: Aretha” airs on National Geographic on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at 9 p.m. EST.

Director Suzan-Lori Parks talks about the brilliance of Black women

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