Kevin Hart is teaming up with History Channel for The Black Man’s Guide to History, a look at lesser-known but important black history stories, filtered through the lens of Hart’s comedic sensibilities.
The Central Intelligence star will executive produce and star in the two-hour event from HartBeat Productions and Comedy Dynamics.
According to a release, the show begins as Hart finds his daughter upset after watching the film 12 Years A Slave, believing that black history appears to only be about slavery and oppression.
This prompts Hart to begin educating her through scripted re-enactments about fascinating historical figures that people may not have heard about before such as Matthew Henson, the first person to go to the North Pole, but did not receive the credit; Robert Smalls, a former slave who led a revolt on a Confederate warship and pretended to be the captain to evade capture; Mae Jemison, the first black female astronaut; and Henry “Box” Brown, a slave who courageously mailed himself to a free state in a box. …