Mr. Holman was also close friends with artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Holman formed a band called Gray, together with Basquiat. Holman wrote the screenplay for the bio pic about Jean- Michel Basquiat entitled "Basquiat" for Miramax. Mr. Holman also produced, wrote and recorded music for, as well as acted in, the classic art film " " which stars the real Jean-Michel Basquiat.
In case you didn't know, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a painter who died at 27 years of age. His work is phenomenal and the fact that he was African-American and his work now sells for millions of dollars is worth noting."
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I Interviewed The Legendary Scholar And Visionary Dr. John Hope Franklin On Weds. May 30,2007...I Was Deeply Moved By His Candidness, Frankness And Overall Enthusiasm...It Was Such An Honor To Interview A Person Of Such Brilliance, Courage And Passion...I Feel Honored To Be Connected To This Great Humanitarian And Man Of Learning For All Times...If I Am Blessed To Live As Long As Dr. Franklin I Can Get A Chance To Reminisce About This Historic Meeting Just Like He Told Me About His Interaction With One Of His Friends, The Great Dr. W.E.B. DuBois...Be Blessed By What You Hear In This Interview And Always Be Opened To Receive It!!! Your Comrade And Brother In The Struggle...R2C2H2 Tha Artivist
In 1995, He Was Awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom, The Nation's Highest Civilian Honor...On November 15, 2006, It Was Announced That Franklin Was The Third Recipient Of The John W. Kluge Prize For Lifetime Achievement In The Study Of Humanity. He Shared The Prize With Yu Ying-shih.
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