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Published on February 24th, 2017 | by Jerry Doby

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TIMELESS celebrates Black History Month with three episodes ft. ‘Untold Stories’

Sony Pictures Television’s series, Timeless, airing currently Monday nights on NBC, features three episodes dealing with the never-before-told stories of three African Americans who played integral roles in American history and culture.

These ‘Did You Know’ stories include:

Katherine Johnson sent John Glenn into space

Space Race” (EP 107) which follows the ground-breaking work done by African American physicist and mathematician Katherine Johnson and her pivotal role in the success of John Glenn’s Friendship 7 space flight in 1962 and who is featured in the hit film, “Hidden Numbers.”

US Marshall Bass Reeves became known as the Lone Ranger

The Murder of Jesse James” (EP 111) that highlights the first Black US Marshall, Bass Reeves, who came to be known as “The Lone Ranger.”

Entertainer Josephine Baker was an Allied Forces spy during WWII

The Lost Generation” (EP 113) about the legendary performer Josephine Baker who became a spy for The Allies during World War II.

Perfect for discussion and insight during Black History Month [or anytime], these highly entertaining as well as educational episodes are available to view on NBC.com and for purchase on iTunes.

SNL’s Leslie Jones raves about the series in her Black History Month speech on SNL

Timeless premiered on NBC on October 3, 2016. It follows the adventures of Lucy Preston (a history professor played by Abigail Spencer), Rufus Carlin (a scientist played by Malcolm Barrett) and Wyatt Logan (a soldier played by Matt Lanter) as they attempt to stop Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) from changing the course of American history through time travel. The series was created by Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke and also stars Paterson Joseph, Claudia Doumit and Sakina Jaffrey. Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan serve as writers and executive producers. John Davis, John Fox and Marney Hochman also executive produce. “Timeless” is produced by Davis Entertainment, Kripke Enterprises and MiddKid Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television.

“I see…”  ~ JD


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