Black History Month | WVIA
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PBS is proud to celebrate Black History this February and all year round!  In 2016, we're bringing you a new lineup of films and an online culture center to help you explore our award-winning programs, special online events… and more!
 
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Black History Month Programming | 2016

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Feb 8 | A Ballerina's Tale
Independent Lens

Feb 8 | A Ballerina's Tale

Take an intimate look at the first African American principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre.

Feb 12 | B.B. King: The Life of Riley
American Masters

Feb 12 | B.B. King: The Life of Riley

Explore B.B. King’s challenging life and career through candid interviews with the “King of the Blues.

Feb 16 | The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Independent Lens

Feb 16 | The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement as urgent today as it was then.

Feb 26 | Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles
In Performance at The White...

Feb 26 | Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles

Join President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of the legacy of Ray Charles.

Every Tuesday | Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots

Every Tuesday | Finding Your Roots

In Season three, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the ancestral trails of 28 new guests including Soledad O’Brien, Shonda Rhimes and more.

Feb 26 | Fats Domino
American Masters

Feb 26 | Fats Domino

Discover how Fats Domino’s brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues became rock ’n’ roll.

Feb 29 | Wilhemina’s War
Independent Lens

Feb 29 | Wilhemina’s War

A Southern grandmother struggles to help her granddaughter survive the health risks and social stigma of living with HIV in South Carolina.

 Airing On Select Local Stations: 

 | August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand (Watch Online | Check Local Listings)  

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

 | African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (Watch a PreviewCheck Local Listings)  

 | The Powerbroker (Watch a Preview | Check Local Listings

 | In Their Own Words: Muhammad Ali (Watch a PreviewCheck Local Listings)

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

 | Bridging the Divide (Watch a Preview | Check Local Listings)   

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

Black History Month Online Events | 2016

FEB  5 | Watch the Future of the Arts

FEB 5 | Watch the Future of the Arts

Empowering Ideas for Diversity in the Arts, enjoy the 19th 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: Tell Us Your Story

#MyBlackHistory: Tell Us Your Story

Celebrate Black History & Culture through your photos!

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