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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.
Tegla Loroupe
Tegla Loroupe

Tegla Loroupe When this Kenyan marathoner was seven years old, she had to run 10 kilometres in bare feet to get to school every morning....READ MORE

Season Six
George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver In 1941, Time Magazine called George Washington Carver a “black Leonardo,” comparing his genius to that of the famed Italian Renaissance inventor,...READ MORE

Season Four
Ernest Everett Just
Ernest Everett Just

Ernest Everett Just Despite winning almost every academic award in his graduating year, Ernest Everett Just was passed over as the commencement speaker. It just...READ MORE

Season Three
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
Bessie Coleman
Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman As the child of Texas sharecroppers, Bessie Coleman had to walk four miles to her segregated school every day, never dreaming of the...READ MORE

Season Two
George Crum
George Crum

George Crum French fries became a popular dish in American restaurants after Thomas Jefferson ordered that they be served at the White House in 1802....READ MORE

Season Three
Lord Learie Constantine
Lord Learie Constantine

Lord Learie Constantine Born in Trinidad, Learie Constantine first gained prominence as an outstanding West Indian cricketer. He toured England with the West Indies team...READ MORE

Season Seven
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

a word from the team

Food for thought...

Just don’t give up what you’re trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.

Ella Fitzgerald

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