On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, The HistoryMakers hosted A Musical Evening With Harry Lennix, a live program featuring singing, performance and storytelling from native Chicagoan and actor Harry Lennix and singer Terisa Griffin. Dr. Anita Blanchard severed as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. The show included musical performances by Musical Director Terisa Griffin, Dee Alexander, Felicia Fields and Lynne Jordan as well as performances by local high school students and excerpts from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive.
Harry Lennix is an accomplished film, television, and stage actor, who currently stars as Harold Cooper, Assistant Director of Counterterrorism for the FBI on the hit NBC series The Blacklist. He will next be seen as a guest star on the series spinoff, The Blacklist: Redemption. Moviegoers worldwide saw him in the Warner Brothers blockbuster Man of Steel as General Swanwick, a role he reprised in the sequel, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Lennix received widespread critical acclaim and a Golden Satellite Award as Aaron in Julie Taymor’s Titus with Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange. Other film credits include State of Play, Across the Universe, the Oscar-winning Ray, Barbershop 2, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions and Love and Basketball. His television credits include recurring roles on Fox’s Dollhouse, HBO’s Little Britain, NBC’s ER, The CW’s Emily Owens, M.D., Diagnosis Murder and the critically acclaimed 24 as Walid Al-Rezani.
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