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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.
George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver In 1941, Time Magazine called George Washington Carver a “black Leonardo,” comparing his genius to that of the famed Italian Renaissance inventor,...READ MORE

Season Four
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
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker From the cotton fields of Louisiana to the streets of Harlem, the story of this pioneering entrepreneur and activist is like no...READ MORE

Season Three
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
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
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
Samuel J. Battle
Samuel J. Battle

Samuel J. Battle Born in North Carolina in 1883, “Big Sam” became the first African American to serve as a police officer in New York...READ MORE

Season Six
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

a word from the team

Food for thought...

We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.

Jesse Owens

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