A E T N Logo
Support The Programs You Love DONATE NOW

AETN Black History Month 2012

Posted on 01 Feb 2012

photo of slaves working

PBS broadcasts programming created by and about African Americans year-round, from public affairs to history to independent film to kids programming. In celebration of this year's Black History Month, PBS will showcase an expansive lineup of programs profiling the rich history, culture and contributions of African Americans. From the abolition of slavery to the rise of the black power movement, these programs take a profound look into a variety of historical events and individuals.

  • Independent Lens: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock Learn why this unconventional revolutionary paid dearly for her instant fame. Thursday, February 2, 08:00 p.m. Learn More
  • Slavery By Another Name "Slavery By Another Name" explores the little-known story of the post-Emancipation era and the labor practices and laws that effectively created a new form of slavery in the South. Monday, February 13, 8 p.m. Learn More
  • Independent Lens: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Take a cinematic and musical journey into the black communities of America, 1967-1975. Sunday, February 12, 11 p.m. Learn More
  • Underground Railroad: The William Still Story Hear the story of William Still, a free black man who accepted delivery of “human cargo” on the Underground Railroad. Monday, February 6, 9 p.m. Learn More
  • Frontline: The Interrupters Follow a group of former gang leaders trying to “interrupt” shootings and protect their communities from the violence they once committed. Tuesday, February 14, 8 p.m. Learn More
  • Great Performances: Memphis on Broadway Turn back the dial to the 1950s in this Tony Award-winning musical about an interracial couple whose love for music, and each other, is put to the test. Friday, February 24, 9 p.m. Learn More
  • Independent Lens: More Than a Month Find out why an African-American filmmaker wants to end Black History Month. Sunday, February 19, 11 p.m. Learn More
  • American Masters: Cab Calloway: Sketches Enjoy this lively biography of an exceptional figure in the history of jazz. Monday, February 27, 9 p.m. Learn More


“Cooking on the Wild Side” — Aug. 2016
Whether you’re getting ready for a Labor Day Weekend cookout or looking for the perfect thing for dinner, don’t miss some of Phyllis Speers’ classic dishes! Find John-tested, audience-approved recipes for Donna’s Inside-Out Cake, Sam’s Larrupin BBQ Ribs, Phyl’s BBQ Rub, Homemade BBQ Sauce, Smoked Corn Pudding and Three Bean Salad after the Jump.


Arkansas and the American Dream
We’re all familiar with the American Dream — the idea that anyone in the United States can climb the economic ladder of opportunity — but is it still achievable? AETN continues to address poverty in the state with “A Deeper Look: The American Dream in Arkansas” and to survey the national landscape with “Dream On.” Learn more about these projects and a special night of programming after the jump.


Volunteers Like You
You can have fun, help others and support causes and organizations by sharing a bit of your spare time and volunteering! Learn how you (or your group) can help others — and yourself — by working with AETN Foundation.


Parents, PJs and Pies
Wear your PJs and join us for a fun-filled family event as we and our partners at Dropping Back in and Healthy Families of Faulkner and Conway Counties share education resources on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.! “Parents, PJs and Pies” will feature a BBQ lunch, giveaways, fun activities and special “Llama Llama Red Pajama” gift bags.


“Back Road Barns” - Viewer Photos
Coming to AETN on Thursday, Aug. 25, “Back Road Barns” travels through rural Arkansas on a visual road trip to classic barns that have long been a part of our culture. See a preview of what you have to look forward to by scrolling through viewer photo submissions for a special segment of the AETN original film.