Black First – American Second Reveals the Life and Legend of Civil Rights Attorney Floyd Bixler McKissick, Sr.

August 06 16:02 2020
“Black, first. American, second. That’s the order in which you discover who you are. And that’s the order in which it stays the rest of your life: Black, first. American, second.”
– Floyd McKissick, Sr.
Now seeking community support via Kickstarter, a limited docu-series investigates the surprising life of Floyd McKissick, Sr., founder of Soul City, North Carolina.

Black First – American Second, a new limited docu-series, is coming to audiences worldwide later next year. The four-part series will give viewers unprecedented access into the story of this monumental civil rights icon. Giving viewers a new look at McKissick’s life, Black First – American Second will include stories told through McKissick’s uncovered writings, television appearances, and interviews with those who knew him best.

Coming November 2021, episode one, Three-Fifths of a Man, willillustrate that McKissick’s words about racism, justice, and equality in 1960s America ring truer than ever in 2020. A man of conviction committed to destroying institutional racism, McKissick fought his lifelong battle in the court of law, through the written word, through non-violent protests, and by founding a city devoted to the principles of Black Power. 

A well-documented man, much of McKissick’s monumental life as a civil rights activist remains untold and unfamiliar to people around the world. Shining a powerful lens on his life and legacy, Black First – American Second revives McKissick’s story for a twenty-first-century audience. 

For a limited time, support Black First – American Second on Kickstarter here:

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