DOUGLASS DILLMAN, 1ST BLACK PRESIDENT
Before Richard Pryor’s skit in 1977, veteran actor James Earl Jones played the 1st Black President of the U.S. in the 1972 film “The Man”
The “made for TV” movie that ended up in theatres centered around the aftermath of the death of the sitting president and terminal illness of the VP. Doug Dillman who is the Senate President quickly rises to the commander in chief seat since his position is after the Vice presidents.
All throughout the movie Dillman is faced with challenges as he tries to please his people and the country while being sabotaged from the inside. (Sounds familiar?)
Here’s the link to the movie…….