After writing my review of Washington, HISTORY’s docudrama about America’s first president, I figured I’d keep the edutainment going with another special. Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution, on the same network, is narrated and executive produced by retired NBA legend turned history buff/author/activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and coming so soon after Washington it brings us right back into the divisive and formative time in our nation’s history known as the American Revolution. This time, however, the stories being told are about the people of color whose heroism had previously been left unsung, and whose efforts not only laid the groundwork for America’s independence, but for the independence of enslaved people as well. My only real question is … why just the one episode?
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