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
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