In this episode of Lessons from the Screen, we will be looking at the On the Shoulders of Giants Series produced by Joseph Ward. What started out as a Blog has now become a series of Books, a youtube series, and a podcast. Going back to 2014 every other week, and sometimes more often than that, we have seen the series release a new figure and illustrated their contribution to Black People globally. We are going to talk about this series, its impact, takeaways, and ways to move forward.
Black History has always largely been ignored here in America. As such Black People have always sought various mediums, information, and images to make us feel complete and proud of who we are as a cultural collective. There are people out there doing work to answer that call and fill that void not with fantasy, but with real live people from our history and one of them is Joseph Ward.