BKLYN: untold

This year, Black History Untold partnered with the Brooklyn Nets to produce 10 profiles that explore untold Black stories in history and their impact on modern-day trailblazers. In these essays, we discuss literacy, youth empowerment, education, entrepreneurship, the Black LGBTQ community, activism, pan-Africanism, religion and art.

This is Part One.

Created by Sofiya Ballin 

Images by Joshua Kissi

Videos by Emmanuel Afolabi