SEASON FOUR: Where None Have Gone Before
The fourth season of True First pushes the boundaries of human endeavour and takes viewers to places few have ever ventured.
While many now dispute Robert Peary’s claim to be the first to reach the north pole, there is no question that Mathew Henson was at his side, the first man of African descent to explore the frozen arctic. Guion Bluford took exploration to a whole new level when he became the first astronaut of African descent in space. In 2006, Sophia Danenburg became both the first African American and first black woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The season also features the story of George Washington Carver who famously made peanuts a household favourite and Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and first African American billionaire. Heroism can be defined in many ways, whether it be the medal-winning valour of Doris Miller or Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s battle to become Africa’s first female head of state. Embodying both the spirit of discovery and the heroism of those who came first is Oprah Winfrey, revered as the most influential African American woman of the 20th Century.