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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.
Samuel B. Fuller
Samuel B. Fuller

Samuel B. Fuller Samuel Fuller moved to Chicago in 1928 after an impoverished childhood in rural Louisiana. He held a variety of menial jobs before...READ MORE

Season Two
Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison In 1993, Toni Morrison became the first woman of African descent to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The achievement was a fitting...READ MORE

Season Seven
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
Matthew Henson
Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson Robert Peary is widely recognised as the first man to reach the north pole (a claim later disputed) but at his side was...READ MORE

Season Four
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
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe This musical legend’s first professional partnership was with her mother, a Baptist singer and evangelical preacher in rural Arkansas. By the age...READ MORE

Season One
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
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

a word from the team

Food for thought...

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

Rosa Parks

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