Written by: Viviana Castañeda
The Queen of Soul would’ve turned 78-years-old on March 25th.
To celebrate the icon, National Geographic released a never-before-seen image of the upcoming series Genius: Aretha.
Dear Aretha, your inspiration will live forever.
In honor of Aretha Franklin’s birthday today, here’s a brand new photo of @CynthiaErivo portraying the Queen of Soul herself in #GeniusAretha, coming soon to National Geographic. pic.twitter.com/x0Oyu8k97i
— Genius: Aretha (@NatGeoGenius) March 25, 2020
The photo displays actress Cynthia Erivo portraying Franklin. The National Geographic Channel series, which is coming soon, made a donation to Feeding America in honor of the legend.
The channel stated, “During her lifetime, Aretha Franklin supported a large number of charities and advocacy organization, including Feeding America. To mark what would have been her 78th birthday, and in recognition of the difficult times we are currently in, National Geographic Channel is making a donation to Feeding America in Aretha’s name.”