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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.
Cato Alexander
Cato Alexander

Cato Alexander Mixology may sound to the layman like a fancy word for making cocktails, but its practitioners are deadly serious about their craft. What...READ MORE

Season Three
Barack Obama
Barack Obama

Barack Obama Barack Obama’s political career unfolded beneath the gaze of a watchful nation that found itself able to embrace its first President of African...READ MORE

Season Two
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
Tegla Loroupe
Tegla Loroupe

Tegla Loroupe When this Kenyan marathoner was seven years old, she had to run 10 kilometres in bare feet to get to school every morning....READ MORE

Season Six
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
Debi Thomas
Debi Thomas

Debi Thomas In an event dominated by white athletes, it took until 1988 for a black participant to medal at the Winter Olympic Games. In...READ MORE

Season Seven
Simone Manuel
Simone Manuel

Simone Manuel Within days of her twentieth birthday, Simone Manuel became the first woman of African descent to win an Olympic gold medal in an...READ MORE

Season One
Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai The Nobel Peace Prize has only once been awarded to a recipient for their work in environmental protection, and that honour goes to...READ MORE

Season Five

a word from the team

Food for thought...

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

Lena Horne

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