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AETN Black History Month 2012

Posted on 01 Feb 2012

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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


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