February 28, 2019


Spike Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, actor, and honorary member of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Spike Lee attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, where he made his first student film, Last Hustle in Brooklyn. Spike also took film classes at neighboring HBCU, Clark Atlanta University. After graduating with a BA in mass communications, Spike went on to earn his Master of Fine Arts in film and television at New York University.

Spike’s films discuss topics such as racism, colorism in the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. Spike has won numerous awards for his work, with the most recent being a 2019 Oscar for his film BlacKkKlansman for Best Adapted Screenplay.

“We at the 100 know that Black History is American History. As the nation reflects on the accomplishments of African American citizens and the ongoing contributions we continue to deliver to our country, members of the 100 Network reflect on the memory of 100 members who continue to be leaders and history makers.”
Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

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