Janelle Monáe at “Harriet” Premiere – Los Angeles
Multifaceted entertainer Janelle Monáe were at the premiere of the movie Harriet at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles (October 2019).
Hairstylist Nikki Nelms created one of her fabulous creations with their hair, that they sported at the opening of the West Hollywood Edition Hotel later that night.
Harriet is a 2019 American biographical film about abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
Tubman (born Araminta Ross) was also a political activist.
Born into slavery, she escaped and subsequently made about 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. During the American Civil War, she served as an armed scout and spy for the Union Army. In her later years, she was also an activist in the movement for women’s suffrage.
In the movie, Monáe plays Marie Buchanon, the owner of a boarding house in Philadelphia who becomes her friend.