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"Aretha: Do Right Woman" is the third episode in the third season of Genius. It is the twenty-third episode overall.

Plot Summary

Aretha juggles her music career and her commitment to the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr; Little Re leaves behind her newborn child to return to the Gospel Circuit in 1955, meeting with music legends James Cleveland and Little Sammie Bryant.


Guest Starring

  • Omar J. Dorsey as James Cleveland
  • Marque Richardson as King Curtis
  • Pauletta Washington as Rachel Franklin
  • Tonya Reneé Banks as Sammie Bryant
  • Anthony Dalton as Nat
  • Ethan Henry as Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Steven G. Norfleet as Cecil Franklin