Black innovators have always moved the needle forward, from the skilled metal workers of colonial America to the genius women who helped put a man on the moon. Unfortunately, these accomplishments are often buried, discredited, or completely ignored. But when has that stopped us before?
Here at kweliTV, we’re taking this week to highlight the hidden figures who made their mark in history. Brilliant musicians of the past and present, brave soldiers in WWI and powerhouses of the Civil Rights Movement will all have their time in the spotlight. Watch these titles on kweliTV.
ABETI MASIKINI: THE STRUGGLE OF A WOMAN
BESSIE COLEMAN: THE FIRST BLACK AVIATRIX
BRISCOE: MAN OF SCIENCE AND SUBSTANCE
CRAWFORD – THE MAN THE SOUTH FORGOT
FIGHTING FOR RESPECT: AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN WWI
GURUMBÉ: AFRO-ANDALUSIAN MEMORIES
JUNETEENTH: A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM
MUSIC IS MY LIFE, POLITICS MY MISTRESS: THE STORY OF OSCAR BROWN JR.
OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE
PARIS NOIR: AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE CITY OF LIGHTS