‘Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History’ is an ode to heroism

Style Magazine Newswire | 2/22/2019, 12:01 p.m.
While lessons on Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson are being taught in schools across the country, self-proclaimed “comedy ...

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While lessons on Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson are being taught in schools across the country, self-proclaimed “comedy rock star” Kevin Hart has taken a lesson of his own to Netflix to celebrate the less acknowledged minds and hearts that have brought pride and power to the African-American community for the better part of the last 300 years. Streaming on Netflix as of February 8, Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History looks at the subtle — and not so subtle — heroism of some of the more under-appreciated figures in history that challenged racial intolerance in hopes of advancing equality. Of course, Hart employs a few friends, as well as his signature wit, to get his point across in the one-hour special, and while it’s pretty much Drunk History without the voiceovers and copious amount of booze, Hart puts together a history lesson worth watching.