Congresswoman Lee Statement on the Passing of Legendary Filmmaker John Singleton

Oakland, CA – Today, Congresswoman Lee released the following statement in response to the passing of legendary filmmaker John Singleton:

“I am deeply saddened by news of the passing of legendary filmmaker John Singleton.

“John was a trailblazer who opened doors for countless African American filmmakers. His work brought the richness and nuance of the black experience to big and small screens, allowing African Americans to see themselves represented where they had not before. Films like “Boyz N the Hood” and “Baby Boy” will forever be remembered as iconic movies that brought to life important stories about youth, urban culture, and poverty.

“John was an icon and will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”