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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.
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey While neither forgotten nor ignored, Oprah Winfrey broke more barriers than any other figure in 20th century American history. She rose from an...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
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Like many African American performers, the Queen of Soul began her singing career in church where her father was a Baptist minister. Over...READ MORE

Season Six
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
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
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
Guion Bluford
Guion Bluford

Guion Bluford The first African-American in space was born in Philadelphia and spent much of his career in the U.S. Air Force as both a...READ MORE

Season Four
Constance Baker Motley
Constance Baker Motley

Constance Baker Motley Before becoming the first African American woman to be named a federal judge in 1966, Constance Baker Motley served in the New...READ MORE

Season Six

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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