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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.
Miriam Makeba
Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba Before the rise of Miriam Makeba, very few Europeans or Americans had ever heard of African musicians. Her release of Lovely Lies in...READ MORE

Season Seven
John H. Johnson
John H. Johnson

John H. Johnson The founder of the Johnson Publishing Company was the first African-American to appear on the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest people...READ MORE

Season Two
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
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
John Richard Archer
John Richard Archer

John Richard Archer With his election to the office of Mayor of Battersea in 1913, Richard Archer became the first mayor of African descent in...READ MORE

Season Five
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
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

a word from the team

Food for thought...

Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.

Oprah Winfrey

Recent Blog Posts

Explore the political, social and economic backdrop to the stories of True First.

Featured Team Members

These are some of the folk who have made True First a labor of discovery, celebration and love.

Jerald Harkness
Producer, Writer & Director
Kenneth Lee
Assistant Director & Line Producer
Gayle Wald
Interviewee & Author

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