“From Africa to the White House” is powerful documentary that takes an inspiring look at black history and the iconic figures who influenced it most. Produced by BAIT-CAL Films and New Images LTD, it tells the stories of key African-Americans and how their impact helped shape our world's history.
This well-produced special, from the "Preserving African American Legends" series, offers an insightful perspective of how African-Americans overcame the shackles of racism during their legendary journey from slavery to the White House.
Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali, The Temptations and U.S. President Barack Obama are the focus of this riveting documentary, which examines their pivotal roles in African-American history and connects the significance of their stories like never before.
The documentary is written and directed by Lon Grandison, who brings these historic legends to life with a driving narrative, rare video footage, classic photos, and exquisite artwork by internationally acclaimed fine artist Jameel Rasheed.
Previously unreleased historic interviews with the mother of the Civil Rights Movement, Rosa Parks and former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali are part of the programs many highlights. It also features special appearances from big name stars such as Academy-Award winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr., actress Angela Bassett, Emmy Award winning actor Glynn Turman and more.
“Preserving African American Legends” changes the perception of Black History by tracing and connecting the threads that bind it. The footage is absolutely amazing and the story’s powerful narrative represents a parable of hope and courage for people around the world.
Written & Directed by:
LON GRANDISON, JAMEEL RASHEED, CRYSTAL JACKSON