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New Ford Ad Starring Travel Channel’s Kellee Edwards Highlights Haitian Explorer Who Founded Chicago

By Stephanie Ogbogu

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Not only was Kellee Edwards the first African American woman to have a TV series on the Travel Channels, but she’s also a pilot, advanced open water scuba diver, explorer, mountaineer, and also has her own travel and adventure brand, Kellee Set Go! Now, the thrill-seeking travel journalist can now add to her list of accomplishments.

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Kellee Edwards stars in the all-new commercial for the 2020 Ford Explorer shot in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois. The commercial is voiced by veteran actress Angela Bassett.

Not only did Ford tap into the Black Girl Magic that is Kellee Edwards and Angela Bassett, but they also took a moment to highlight the Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, the first permanent non-Indigenous settler of what would later become Chicago. A school, museum, harbor, park, and bridge have been named in his honor.

Watch a clip of Kellee’s Ford commercial below.

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