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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.
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
Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier While many Americans claim the handsome film star as their own, Sidney Poitier grew up in the Bahamas and retained dual citizenship while...READ MORE

Season Five
Guion Bluford
Guion Bluford

Guion Bluford The first African-American in space was born in Philadelphia and spent much of his career in the U.S. Air Force as both a...READ MORE

Season Four
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
Dr. Ronald Mallet
Dr. Ronald Mallet

Dr. Ronald Mallet If you’ve ever been fascinated with the possibility of time travel, you’re in good company. Dr. Mallet has been gripped by the...READ MORE

Season Three
Viv Anderson
Viv Anderson

Viv Anderson This native of Nottingham became the first black football player to represent England in a full international match. He made his senior debut...READ MORE

Season Seven
Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka Wole Soyinka was born in Nigeria in 1934 when the country was still a British dominion. He was raised in an Anglican household...READ MORE

Season Five
Moses Fleetwood Walker
Moses Fleetwood Walker

Moses Fleetwood Walker Almost 70 years before Jackie Robinson is credited with breaking the color barrier in baseball, there was Moses Walker. Walker played for...READ MORE

Season One

a word from the team

Food for thought...

If I can create the minimum of my plans and desires, there shall be no regrets.

Bessie Coleman

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