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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
Wendell Scott
Wendell Scott

Wendell Scott NASCAR has been around since 1948, born from the enthusiasm of drivers who moved bootleg whiskey through the country in the years of...READ MORE

Season Two
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
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
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
Olaudah Equiano
Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano This former slave was sold to European slave-traders when he was 11 years old and shipped to Barbados before ending up on a...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
Ernest Everett Just
Ernest Everett Just

Ernest Everett Just Despite winning almost every academic award in his graduating year, Ernest Everett Just was passed over as the commencement speaker. It just...READ MORE

Season Three

a word from the team

Food for thought...

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

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