The Black Godfather: the untold story of the man holding up Hollywood
His demeanor is calm but slightly serious, as he relays the star-studded stories that have turned him into a major Hollywood figure. “We tried to do the math of what he’s done and the opportunities he’s generated – we couldn’t figure it out. Born in South Carolina, Avant grew up extremely poor in a segregated south that had little opportunities to offer black men. If WEB DuBois created and cultivated the Talented Tenth, Avant is the curator to Bootstrap Black Hollywood who has gone without his flowers for too long. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Clarence Avant at the world premiere of The Black Godfather.