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Black History Told by Those Making It

This February, experience Black History Told by Those Making It, during the 10-year celebration of AT&T 28 Days.


Emerging stars who are making history today, such as YouTube sensations Denzel Dion, Khadi Don and Maya Washington, as well as young, up-and-coming filmmakers Nefertite Nguvu and Gabrielle Shepard, will share lesser-known but important stories of historical Black figures in the series “History by Us.” 

 

Throughout Black History Month, we’ll be releasing short videos from each of these emerging storytellers about an inspiring figure from Black history. These entertaining and uplifting stories showcase African American heroes whose achievements still hold special relevance today.

 

The rising stars telling these stories bring a variety of talent to the project. Maya Washington (aka “Shameless Maya”) has made a name for herself creating funny and inspirational videos on her YouTube channel. Denzel Dion’s hilarious musings on everything from fashion to friendships have earned him social media stardom and high praise from the fashion world. And Instagram star Khadi Don has racked up 1.3M followers with her funny pop-culture callouts.

 

Filmmakers Nefertite Nguvu and Gabrielle Shepard, who recently partnered with our AT&T Hello Lab to create short films for DIRECTV NOWSM and DIRECTV®, also bring a unique perspective to the stories. Nefertite Nguvu’s visions of contemporary Black life, as seen in her debut feature film, “In the Morning,” have made her a festival darling. Gabrielle Shepard, who’s cut her teeth on major studio gigs is beginning to blaze her own trail as a director.

 

In addition to these stories, we will release more inspiring History by Us content throughout Black History Month, so stay tuned!

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Jennifer
5 months ago
Thanks AT&T!!!
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Darien
5 months ago
Thanks and Nice Going AT&T!
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Drea
5 months ago
Much appreciated
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Angela Mondie
5 months ago
Black history is world history!
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rallen
5 months ago
great stuff!
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Yo
5 months ago
Im excited
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Lucinda Brunson
5 months ago
I would to use this at my school... where are the video?
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Sibongle
5 months ago
I heard about this on the Tom Joyner Morning Show in a city I was visiting! How can I help get this on the urban station in my city
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King
5 months ago
Please promote this more!!!
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Toni
5 months ago
Thanks
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Leatha
5 months ago
Thanks!
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Tony Harris
5 months ago
Love these stories
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Sharon Washington
5 months ago
Thank you for the wealth of information
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Carrie
5 months ago
Thank You AT&T! Your commitment via internal resources to a campaign of Unveiling such a rich history is very much appreciated.
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Sandra
5 months ago
Thank you ATT for showcasing us.
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E. Cain
5 months ago
I appreciate the acknowledgment of the contributions made by black people.
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Linda Nelson
5 months ago
I am so happy the company recognizes the efforts of African Americans who contribute to history.
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Patricia Lewis
5 months ago
Thank you for showcasing young people on the move.
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Lucretia
5 months ago
Thanks
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M. Janice Porter
5 months ago
Thank you for sharing, it's important that all people learn the history of all Americans
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Hannah R
5 months ago
Great site - very informative and inspirational
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Judy gales
5 months ago
God made black people so gifted and amazing so be proud of the freedom we have because of dr Martin Luther king and orthers
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Brian
5 months ago
Dope
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DRobinson
5 months ago
Thanks AT&T taking time to recognize Black History, American History!!
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Annette
5 months ago
School Me
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Mrs. Rosalyn Young
5 months ago
I would the opportunity to win something so great!
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Jaz
4 months ago
LOVE it! Thanks AT&T.
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Keith A Nunez
4 months ago
Thank you AT&T.
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Lafaysaunt
4 months ago
Thanks at&t I consider myself one of the up-and coming inspiration in my community and family, I am the first black male women's shoes designer walkingonwords
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Marcy
4 months ago
Good job at&t!
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