Black History Month Profiles: Shereese Slate

Shereese Slate

This year, for Black History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making Black history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Shereese Slate of IATSE.

Shereese Slate’s passion for hair and beauty started at the early age of six years old. The Detroit native has worked on many commercials, music videos, and some television and film sets. In her spare time, Slate educates and speaks to students about their options and opportunities in television and film. "As a kid, I often would dream of seeing my name in lights. That dream finally came true in 2002 when I saw my name in the film credits for the first time. This was one of my proudest moments and it brought tears to my eyes."