Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White

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Setting the Record Straight reintroduces this generation to the forgotten heroes and untold stories from our rich African American political history: • The Rev. Richard Allen, the founder of America’s first black denomination • The Rev. Henry Highland Garnet, the first African American to deliver a sermon in Congress • The Rev. Hiram Rhodes Revels, the first black U.S. Senator • Joseph Hayne Rainy, the first African American elected to the U.S. Congress • Jefferson Franklin Long, the first African American to give a speech in the U.S. House • John Rock, the first African American admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar • John Roy Lynch, the first African American to preside over a national political convention • The Rev. Fredrick Douglas, the first African American to be appointed to office in four different presidential administrations These heroes—and many others—are presented in this inspiring documentary of African American political history.