As part of its celebration of Black History Month, A+E Networks’ A&E turned to two of its franchises—A&E’s Voices Magnified and Biography‘s You Need to Know—to tell stories of Black excellence, innovation and leadership.

As part of short-form series Voices Magnified, A&E produced short films on Morehouse College film professor Stephanie Dunn as well as one on National Action Network Washington, D.C. bureau chief Ebonie Riley.

A&E “Voices Magnified”: Filmmaker Stephanie Dunn

A&E “Voices Magnified”: NAN’s Ebonie Riley

Biography took looks back at three Black leaders and innovators of their times: Shirley Chisholm, who was the first Black woman to run for president; Garrett Morgan, inventor of a device that led to the gas mask; and Tony Hansberry, who at a very young age invented what became known as the Hansberry Stitch, a surgical process that made hysterectomy surgery far more safe and successful for women.

Biography “You Need to Know”: Shirley Chisholm

Biography, “You Need to Know”: Garrett Morgan

Biography, “You Need to Know”: Tony Hansberry


Client: A+E Networks

Voices Magnified

Creative, A&E: Michelle Weaver, Sarah Walker, Kate Leonard, Jonathan Davis

Creative, Lifetime: Rosa White

Digital Short Form: Cary Graber, Ted Butler, Michelle Baetiong, Tisa Cassidy, McCamey Lynn

Editor: Oliver Best

Mixer: Andrew Guastella

Design Agency: Sibling Rivalry

Biography, You Need to Know

Creative, A&E: Jonathan Davis, Elizabeth Jackson, Kiera Wilson, Michael Odofin

Digital Short Form: David Gerlach, Cary Garber

Black History Month ID

Creative, A&E: Charles Barron, Kari Shackelton

Composer: Tim Wagner

Design Agency: Hugo

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