by David Barton
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. Hiram Rhodes Revels, the first black U.S. Senaton
Joseph Hayne Rainey, 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. Frederick Douglass, the first African American to be appointed to office in four different presidential
These heroes - and many others are presented in this inspiring documentary of African American political history.
2 hrs. 36 min.