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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.
Bass Reeves
Bass Reeves

Bass Reeves This legendary figure of the Wild West was the first black deputy U.S. Marshall to serve west of the Mississippi River. He was...READ MORE

Season One
Dr. Ronald Mallet
Dr. Ronald Mallet

Dr. Ronald Mallet If you’ve ever been fascinated with the possibility of time travel, you’re in good company. Dr. Mallet has been gripped by the...READ MORE

Season Three
Shirley Ann Jackson
Shirley Ann Jackson

Shirley Ann Jackson Shirley Ann Jackson was the first African-American woman to be awarded the National Medal of Science, an achievement that is but one...READ MORE

Season Three
George Coleman Poage
George Coleman Poage

George Coleman Poage While black athletes now dominate many Olympic events, few participated at the time George Coleman became the first African American to stand...READ MORE

Season Six
Sophia Danenburg
Sophia Danenburg

Sophia Danenburg Since 1953, approximately 4,000 people have climbed Mount Everest and over 200 have died trying. At 2 a.m. on May 19, 2006, Danenburg...READ MORE

Season Four
George Crum
George Crum

George Crum French fries became a popular dish in American restaurants after Thomas Jefferson ordered that they be served at the White House in 1802....READ MORE

Season Three
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
Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka Wole Soyinka was born in Nigeria in 1934 when the country was still a British dominion. He was raised in an Anglican household...READ MORE

Season Five

a word from the team

Food for thought...

If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything...that smacks of discrimination or slander.

Mary McLeod Bethune

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Featured Team Members

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