Breaking News – The History Channel presents “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War” executive produced by NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales on Monday, February 21 at 11 p.m. ET / PT

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[01/10/22 – 11:01 AM]
The History Channel presents “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War” executive produced by NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales on Monday, February 21 at 11 p.m. ET / PT
“The civil war was not only waged against black Americans, it was also waged by them,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “This documentary chronicles the heroic contributions of courageous African American men and women who have helped reshape our nation.”

[via press release from History]

THE HISTORY (R) CHANNEL PREMIERES “BLACK PATRIOTS: HEROES OF THE CIVIL WAR” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY NBA LEGEND KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR AND DEBORAH MORALES MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 AT 11PM ET / PT

ONE-HOUR DOCUMENTARY HIGHLIGHTS TURNING MOMENTS AND BRAVE CHARACTERS OF CIVIL WARS INCLUDING HARRIET TUBMAN, FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND MORE

New York, NY – January 10, 2022 – HISTORY (R) broadcasts their new hour-long documentary “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War” on Monday, February 21 at 11 p.m. ET / PT. Executive Produced and narrated by historian and social justice advocate Kareem Abul-Jabbar, and Deborah Morales of Economy Multi-Media & Entertainment, the documentary takes a close look at one of the most studied, debated and dissected periods in the world. American history, Civil War, and heroic figures whose bravery and selfless contributions have helped define and reshape the reality of a democracy.

“The civil war was not only waged against black Americans, it was also waged by them,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “This documentary chronicles the heroic contributions of courageous African American men and women who have helped reshape our nation.”

The end of the War of Independence in 1783 saw a new nation break free from the shackles of British tyranny, but for hundreds of thousands of African Americans the struggle for freedom was far from over. At the start of the Civil War, of the 4.3 million African Americans living in the United States, 3.9 million were still enslaved. At its core, the Civil War was about the struggle of African Americans for their freedom and the opportunity to create a better life for themselves in a country they helped nurture and build. Grounded in interviews and personal accounts of Abdul-Jabbar, coupled with anecdotes from notable historians and authors, “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War” takes an in-depth look at the events and characters that laid the groundwork. of freedom. for African Americans in the United States such as lesser-known figures such as former slave-turned-war hero Robert Smalls and Union spy Mary Richards, to well-known heroes such as the influential abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Underground Railroad pioneer Harriet Tubman. The civil war highlighted the glaring racial inequalities that still existed in this country inherited from a pre-abolitionist era, but also brought out crucial figures who mobilized to eradicate inequalities, paved the way for various movements of freedom to come and shown that true democracy can be achieved.

“Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War” marks NBA Legend’s third documentary with the network, which received an Emmy nomination in 2020 for Outstanding Narrator in “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution”. “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War” is produced for The HISTORY (R) Channel by Six West MediaTM. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales are executive producers of Economy Multi-Media & Entertainment. Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat, Jessica Conway and Stephen Mintz are executive producers for Six West MediaTM. Jennifer Wagman is executive producer of The HISTORY (R) Channel.

About the HISTORY (R) Channel

HISTORY (R), a division of A + E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From top documentary events to a roster of premier non-fiction series and quality fact-based scripted programs, The HISTORY (R) Channel is the most trusted source of informative entertainment in the media. HISTORY (R) has been named America’s # 1 TV Network in the Buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a Preferred TV Network by Beta Research Corporation. For a more in-depth dive, visit history.com or follow @history on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. For additional press materials, visit the A + E Networks press center at http://press.aenetworks.com.

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