Russell Simmons Higher Self Series Presents The HistoryMakers collection -3 Disks
Faith has been known to move mountains, and this can be attested to by the African American luminaries featured in the second volume of the HISTORY MAKERS series. The struggles of those in the Black community to achieve their hopes and dreams can be monumental, but this documentary is an inspirational testament to the possibilities inherent in keeping dreams alive on the way to overcoming obstacles. The spiritual depth of ESSENCE MAGAZINE editorial director Susan L. Taylor--who also pens the "In the Spirit" column each month--is apparent in the story of her rise to success. Faith has supported the advancement of artists and visionaries as diverse as actress Kim Fields (THE FACTS OF LIFE), Reverend Al Sharpton, and blues legend BB King, all of whom share a belief in themselves, their community, and the betterment of humanity. Delivering a positive message tempered by the harsh realities faced by the Black diaspora, FAITH illustrates the power of unshakeable belief in a world full of stumbling blocks.
Experience the true personification of courage as Russell Simmons' Higher Self Series brings home the tales of African-American icons who refused to take no for an answer and forever altered the course of American history. From Harry Belafonte's valiant efforts to reveal the truth during the civil-rights and anti-apartheid movements to the barriers that Vernon Jordan overcame to join America's elite circle of power, the stories are all here -- and told by the people who experienced the remarkable struggles firsthand. With ten other tales of triumph, including the remarkable stories of Nikki Giovanni, B.B. King, and Angela Davis, this inspirational release shows that even in the face of insurmountable odds, the will to overcome will always triumph.
Through a series of real life stories and experiences, this documentary chronicles the long road to success that many well-known and unsung African American history-makers.