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McKinley Belcher III (Class of 2006) to Star in New PBS Mini Series

Friday, February 19, 2016   (0 Comments)
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McKinley Belcher III, (Class of 2006) stars as Samuel Diggs in PBS’s new scripted series, “Mercy Street,” taking place in a luxury hotel turned into a Union hospital in Alexandria, Virginia during the Civil War. Belcher plays the role of a free black man who has come to the hospital to advance his medical education. In an article in the Los Angeles Daily News, Belcher’s character is described: “Samuel knows more about surgery than many of the doctors at the hospital. His parents were servants for a Philadelphia physician who taught him medical skills. However, because of his race, Samuel is only hired as a laborer. Belcher describes his character as someone who ‘is not going to let anything stand in the way of where he wants to go.’” More information can be found via: http://news.belmont.edu/alumnus-mckinley-belcher-iii-takes-lead-role-on-pbss-mercy-street/

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