Kevin Hart to Give Black History Lesson in History Channel TV Event

Kevin Hart History channelKevin Hart is keeping his Hollywood hustle up- the comedian and actor has a new two-hour event heading to History Channel that will focus on some of the lesser known, more positive aspects of black history.

Titled Kevin Hart Presents: The Black Man’s Guide to History, the program will premiere on the network sometime this year. “I’m very excited to be working with History on this show because not only is it entertaining, and it’s hysterical, but it also is an important program for our country right now. We hope to make people laugh and learn a bit too,” said Hart in a press release.

Hart’s show will spotlight black historical figures that aren’t well-known, but made huge accomplishments nonetheless 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.

“Kevin is an extraordinary performer with a real appreciation for history,” said Paul Cabana, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, History. “Only he could bring these true stories to life in such an entertaining way. We’re thrilled to be working with him.”

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