This Is Why Black Women Wrestlers Are Missing From History Books

The documentary "Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring" will screen in New York City on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of the Moving Image. For tickets and more information, click here. The 82-minute documentary, which I directed, chronicles the little-known story of black female professional wrestlers who overcame tremendous odds to succeed in the male-dominated world of professional wrestling in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. One reason why this story has been little-known for so long - until now - is that the women were often reluctant to talk about the wrestling business. The lady wrestlers were secretive when they were in the bus

'Lady Wrestler' Is About Succeeding Against the Odds

The documentary "Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring" tells the little-known story of courageous African-American women like Ethel Johnson, Babs Wingo, Marva Scott and Ramona Isbell who braved racism and sexism in the 1950s and '60s to become international superstars in the male-dominated world of professional wrestling. "Lady Wrestler," which I directed," will screen on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. For tickets and more information, click here. People often ask me what message I would like audiences to take away from "Lady Wrestler." One message is to persevere in the face of hardship. Th

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