Ms. Leslie Uggams
c/o Smaggu Productions Inc.
30 W 60th Street, APT 10A
New York, NY 10023-7912
Dear Ms. Uggams,
My name is Matt Winick and I’m a fan of your acting. My favorite mini series that I liked was Roots. Roots was a great historical mini series about how Africans became slaves in America and having to work hard to overcome their challenges. In Roots, I really enjoyed learning what it was like for Africans including African Americans to go through slavery, being separated from their loves ones or family when they get sold to slave owners, how they had struggles on dealing with discrimination against them due to color, and many others. Ms. Uggams, I thought you did an excellent job portraying as Kizzy Reynolds because I liked how you made her have different traits like working hard to overcome different struggles like being beaten or abused by slave owners, caring about other slaves’ wellbeing when they have a hard time, and having a strong passion about wanting to be free. One of my favorite movies that you played in were Deadpool series. Deadpool series was a great superhero movie about Wade Wilson, a former special forces operative who has terminal cancer where he gets an offer to an experiment to help cure his sickness, however the experiment went wrong where it changed his body to be disfigured and decides to become Deadpool to stop evil. I thought you really did an excellent job portraying as Blind Al because I really liked on how you made Blind Al have different unique traits like taking care of Wade Wilson/Deadpool when he is injured, being friends with Wade Wilson/Deadpool even though he can be difficult, and having a sense of humor. Some of my favorite songs that you sang were Summertime, I Believe, Hallelujah, Baby!: Now’s the Time, and many others. The main reason I like your singing is because I like on how you make some of the classical songs come alive with creativity and have some of the songs have symbolisms like the need to have faith when times are hard including a need for friendships.
Besides your acting and singing career, I truly appreciate on how you are an activist on supporting civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes to reduce discrimination. Also I like on how you use your role as an African American to speak out against racial injustice, raise money to help civil rights groups including Black Lives Matters Movement fight for advancements of civil rights, advocate for the need to end racial profiling in the criminal justice system, and many others. Ms. Uggams, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Also another thing that I struggle with a disability is when some friends, peers of my friends, and other people bully me or get judgmental about me being different or having a disability. Also when I make some mistakes I feel bad about myself. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Roots mini series and your character Kizzy help give me motivation to study U.S. History including African American History. Roots and your role was a great way to help me comprehend on understanding what slavery was like, how African Americans had a difficult life, and many others. In middle school through my community college I would take U.S. History, 20th Century History, world history, African History, and African American history. In history what I really like to learn is the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, a strong need for criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, protect the environment from pollution, have health care reform to help people with pre-existing conditions or who can’t afford health insurance get the care they need, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are a very talented actress. You do such an excellent job portraying different characters by making them have different unique traits. Also I’m very proud on how you worked hard to make Roots a great historical mini-series. You have made a great impact on me to develop and continue to learn history including African American history. Also you have inspired me to work hard on my disability and be a fan of your work. Here is a small donation to help your activism. I hope my donation and kind words can help you. Also I want to let you know that I’m against racial injustice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to make a great difference.