Sweet Blackberry is currently fundraising for this exciting project sharing the story of the first African-American female pilot, Bessie Coleman. This animated short will surround Coleman's journey and determination to defy odds by moving to France from Atlanta, Texas to learn to fly. Click the above image for more information.
Thank You Friends Academy!
In recognition of Sweet Blackberry's mission, two incredible videos were created by the 8th grade class of Friends Academy sharing the stories of the first African-American Artic explorer Matthew Henson and the first black hockey player in the National Hockey League Willie O'Ree. Check them out below!
Introduction to Sweet Blackberry
How You Can Help
Be sure to watch the lasted Sweet Blackberry animated short on Janet Collins, first African-American soloist
to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Story is a remarkable, true story of
passion and determination, featuring Debbie Allen and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, and the narration of Chris Rock.
It is perfect for the entire family to enjoy.
Now streaming on Netflix & DVDs are available to purchase in our online store!