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Production: 'From The Ashes: The Birth & Rise of Hip Hop' (See all 10 roles)

Kevin Ponder, Sr (Supporting)

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Casting "From The Ashes," an inspiring story about the birth and rise of hip hop culture. It is seen through the eyes of its protagonist Chris, an aspiring DJ who finds in the eme...more

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Male, ages 36-45, African Descent, African American

Role Description

Kevin Ponder, Sr: (Supporting) grew up in Valdosta, GA during the Jim Crow era; participated in the civil rights movement as a community organizer and the NAACP representative for the area; met his wife Janice during this time; in the late '60s the couple with their two sons Kevin Jr. (12) and Chris (4) to the South Bronx, New York; a dreamer who envisioned a better life in New York for his family than the conditions of the Deep South; became dismayed when he felt the treated with the same disrespect characteristic of southern race relations; in New York, lost a good job because he spoke out against a perceived racial bias in the work place; was never able to keep steady employment because of the economic crisis of the time; lead to turmoil between he and his wife; left his family a few years after they moved to the South Bronx.