Black History Month | WVIA
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PBS is proud to celebrate Black History this February and all year round!  In 2017, we're bringing you a new lineup of films AND turning a lens on you to celebrate the moments, memories and people in Black history that inspire you.  
 
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Black History Month Programming | 2017

Feb 6 | Birth of a Movement
Independent Lens

Feb 6 | Birth of a Movement

Learn how D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle still waging today about race, representation and the influence of Hollywood.

Feb 10 | Gershwin Prize: Smokey Robinson
Gershwin Prize

Feb 10 | Gershwin Prize: Smokey Robinson

Enjoy an all-star tribute to Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Feb 10 | John Lewis: Get In The Way
Independent Lens

Feb 10 | John Lewis: Get In The Way

Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis.

Feb 27 | Africa's Great Civilizations
Africa's Great Civilizations

Feb 27 | Africa's Great Civilizations

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century.

Feb 13 | Accidental Courtesy
Independent Lens

Feb 13 | Accidental Courtesy

African American musician Daryl Davis has a peculiar, controversial passion: meeting and befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan in an attempt forge racial conciliation.

Feb 20 | The TALK
The TALK

Feb 20 | The TALK

In the wake of recent tragic and fatal events between men of color and law enforcement, learn how Black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if stopped by police.

Feb 21 | Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
American Masters

Feb 21 | Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Journey through the prolific life of the 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought.

Sunday Nights | Mercy Street
Mercy Street

Sunday Nights | Mercy Street

The second season of this Civil War-era drama takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front.

Airing On Select Local Stations

Check out more programs coming to PBS this month. See your local listings for air times. And if you miss them on TV (or they're not avilable in your area), come back to watch many programs online.

 | Alice Walker:  Beauty in Truth (Watch a Preview | Check Local Listings​)   

 | B.B. King:  The Life of Riley (Watch a Preview | Check Local Listings

 | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (Watch a Preview Check Local Listings)  

 | The Black Panthers:  Vanguard of the Revolution (Watch a PreviewCheck Local Listings)

 | Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley & the Politics of Race (Watch a Preview | Check Local Listings​)

 | Deep City:  The Birth of the Miami Sound (Watch a Preview | Check Local Listings​)   

 | Vel Phillips:  Dream Big Dreams (Watch Online | Check Local Listings​)   

 

World Channel Did you know?  More than 45 films are coming to WORLD Channel through your local PBS Station this February. Take a look.

Video On Demand

Ready to Watch? Below, check out several of the more than three dozen films streaming on pbs.org right now. They're available to watch anytime and anywhere. Want more. Visit our video gallery

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Live Stream Event

Now Streaming | Watch the Future of the Arts
Detroit Public Television

Now Streaming | Watch the Future of the Arts

Empowering Ideas for Diversity in the Arts, enjoy the 20h Annual Sphinx Competition with Detroit Public TV!

More to Explore

Browse & Watch!

Browse & Watch!

Browse and watch over 30 PBS shows & films available today online.

Test your History Smarts!

Test your History Smarts!

Pick a quiz to test your knowledge about important moments & milestones in Black History.

#MyBlackHistory

#MyBlackHistory

Tell us how Black History & Culture influences your lives and directly from their point of view.

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