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Producer: Jerald Harkness | Executive Producer: Kweku Hayford

TRUE FIRST

LEGENDS OF AFRICAN DESCENT AND THEIR UNTOLD STORIES

a docu-drama series that celebrates forgotten trailblazers and pioneers

Before the Legend Came the True First.

In all of human achievement someone strode ahead, forging the path so that others might follow. The acclaim, however, was often bestowed upon another. History has all but forgotten those of African descent who were swept aside in the tally of leaders. These are their stories.
Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison In 1993, Toni Morrison became the first woman of African descent to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The achievement was a fitting...READ MORE

Season Seven
John Richard Archer
John Richard Archer

John Richard Archer With his election to the office of Mayor of Battersea in 1913, Richard Archer became the first mayor of African descent in...READ MORE

Season Five
Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah From the latter part of the 19th Century until 1957, what is now known as the Republic of Ghana was colonized by the...READ MORE

Season Five
Willie O’Ree
Willie O’Ree

Willie O’Ree To play in the National Hockey League, you’ve got to be tough. For Willie O’Ree, that meant hiding an injury that had left...READ MORE

Season Two
Charlie Sifford
Charlie Sifford

Charlie Sifford Long before Tiger Woods there was Charlie Sifford. This native of North Carolina started working as a caddy when he was 13 years...READ MORE

Season Two
Berry Gordy
Berry Gordy

Berry Gordy The founder of Motown Records was born and raised in Detroit, moving through a variety of occupations before becoming a giant in the...READ MORE

Season Two
Wendell Scott
Wendell Scott

Wendell Scott NASCAR has been around since 1948, born from the enthusiasm of drivers who moved bootleg whiskey through the country in the years of...READ MORE

Season Two
Stage Coach Mary Fields
Stage Coach Mary Fields

Stage Coach Mary Fields The Montana law forbidding women to enter a saloon was never applied to Mary Fields. That’s because this gun-toting bad-ass was...READ MORE

Season One

a word from the team

Food for thought...

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

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