SEASON SEVEN: Lords, Ladies, and Hell-Raisers
The legends in these eight episodes of True First have received everything from the Order of the British Empire to the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Their achievements are memorable, captivating, and fueled by the desire to make the world a better place.
Becoming a British Life Peer is no small feat. Nonetheless, Baroness Amos became the first black leader of the House of Lords and Lord Learie Constantine received the honour following a brilliant cricketing career and a lifetime dedicated to ending racial discrimination. Footballer Viv Anderson received the Order of the British Empire as the first player of African descent to represent England, while Debi Thomas captivated the nation when she became the first black recipient of a medal at the Winter Olympic Games. Nobel prize winners Toni Morrison and William Lewis were the first blacks to be recognized in their respective fields, obtaining honours for literary and economic excellence. Rounding out our hell-raisers are WEB Dubois, founder of the NAACP and Miriam Makeba, the talented artist who brought African music (and a call to end apartheid) to the ears of the world.