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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.
Baroness Amos
Baroness Amos

Baroness Amos Valerie Ann Amos was born in British Guiana (now Guyana) and moved to England as a child. A member of the Labour Party,...READ MORE

Season Seven
Bessie Coleman
Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman As the child of Texas sharecroppers, Bessie Coleman had to walk four miles to her segregated school every day, never dreaming of the...READ MORE

Season Two
W.E.B. Dubois
W.E.B. Dubois

W.E.B. Dubois The first American of African descent to earn a doctorate at Harvard went on to found the National Association for the Advancement of...READ MORE

Season Seven
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
Robert L. Johnson
Robert L. Johnson

Robert L. Johnson Born in Mississippi in 1946, this farmer’s son would go on to become the first black billionaire in the United States. Johnson...READ MORE

Season Four
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
Walter Harris
Walter Harris

Walter Harris In the world of competitive chess, Walter Harris is a true legend. He was a contemporary of Bobby Fischer and played the young...READ MORE

Season Six
Viv Anderson
Viv Anderson

Viv Anderson This native of Nottingham became the first black football player to represent England in a full international match. He made his senior debut...READ MORE

Season Seven

a word from the team

Food for thought...

I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.

Muhammad Ali

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