'Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about History's documentary

With interviews, archival material and stories that will blow your mind, this documentary will showcase those that stood on both sides of the line during the Revolutionary War


                            'Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about History's documentary
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (History)

If history interests you, this documentary about African Americans and their contributions to the freedom struggle is a must-watch. With interviews, archival material and stories that will blow your mind, 'Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution' will showcase those that stood on both sides of the line while also discussing polarizing African American historical figures such as Crispus Attucks, Peter Salem, Phillis Wheatley and James Armistead Lafayette.

Additionally, it will also speak of activist and former Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers player Kareem Abdul Jabbar's personal journey and how his deep dive into history changed his perspective on his own heritage.

Release date 

'Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution' premieres on February 19 at 10/9c.

Where to watch 

You can watch 'Black Patriots' on History Channel.

Plot

'Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution' sheds light on the role of African Americans in the fight for the country's freedom in the Revolutionary War. According to the network, it will cover both sides of the fight. While it will highlight the integral role the community has played to stand up against the British rule to help establish the United States of America, it will also show the stories about black loyalists who fought for the Crown in exchange for their freedom.

Cast

The documentary will feature NBA legend, best-selling author and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar among other respected historians. It also features Adrienne Whaley, Senior Manager of K-12 Education for the Museum of the American Revolution. 

Creators

It is executive produced by Jabbar and Deborah Morales. This is not Jabbar's debut work with a documentary. His 2011 documentary 'On the Shoulders of Giants', based on the all-black basketball team New York Renaissance, has been applauded by critics and featured noteworthy interviews, including one with Maya Angelou.

He also appeared in the 2015 HBO documentary about his life 'Kareem: Minority of One'.

Trailers

No trailers have been released for the documentary yet.

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