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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.
Sir William Arthur Lewis
Sir William Arthur Lewis

Sir William Arthur Lewis This prominent economist was born in Saint Lucia when it was still part of what were known as the British Windward...READ MORE

Season Seven
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
Matt Baker
Matt Baker

Matt Baker The first black superhero to appear in a mainstream comic book was the Black Panther, making his debut in 1966. Marvel then brought...READ MORE

Season Three
W.E.B. Dubois
W.E.B. Dubois

W.E.B. Dubois The first American of African descent to earn a doctorate at Harvard went on to found the National Association for the Advancement of...READ MORE

Season Seven
Robert L. Johnson
Robert L. Johnson

Robert L. Johnson Born in Mississippi in 1946, this farmer’s son would go on to become the first black billionaire in the United States. Johnson...READ MORE

Season Four
Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm Although born in Brooklyn New York, the woman who was to become the first black candidate to run for a major party’s presidential...READ MORE

Season One
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela was much more than South Africa’s first black head of state. He has become a world-wide symbol for peace, tolerance, social...READ MORE

Season Five
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

a word from the team

Food for thought...

The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.

Charles W. Chesnutt

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.

Darryl Tookes
Composer & Music Director
Rudy Massamba
Interviewee & Author
Lenny McAllister
Production Consultant
Jeff Wiltse
Interviewee & Author

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