Lupe Fiasco, John Legend and Kerry Washington to Appear In History Channel Documentary

Music

By: Vibe / November 19, 2009

Lupe Fiasco, singer John Legend, actor Kerry Washington, and several others are set to appear on a History Channel documentary called The People Speak, chronicling the history of the U.S.

The film will feature charter documents, letters, diaries and more, from such celebrities as Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Don Cheadle, Michael Ealy, Bruce Springsteen, and Jasmine Guy, among others.

The upcoming documentary, set to premiere Dec. 13th at 8 p.m. EST, was inspired by and based on co-executive producer Howard Zinn’s books, A People’s History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies, and, with co-executive producer, Anthony Arnove, Voices of a People’s History of the United States.

Voices of a People’s History of the United States seeks to bring to light little known voices from U.S. history, including those of women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and laborers.

The goal of the film is to encourage civic engagement and further history education by bringing the rich history of the United States to life through public readings of primary-source materials.

For more information, visit ThePeopleSpeak.com. A trailer of the film is below.