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Black History Month Programming
Slavery By Another Name - Challenges one of America’s most cherished assumptions; the belief that slavery in this country ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. This documentary tells the harrowing story of how in the South new forms of involuntary servitude including convict leasing, debt slavery and peonage took its place with shocking force.
Sunday, February 1st @ 7PM.
Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange - An innovative documentary series on contemporary life, art and pop culture in the African diaspora.
Every Sunday in February @ 9PM.
Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP – Incorporates rare archival film and extraordinary interviews to explore Marshall’s life in the years leading up to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling, including his upbringing in Baltimore through his education at Howard University Law School, his status as a rising star within the NAACP, his skill as an orator and storyteller.
Saturday, February 7th @ 6PM
Sunday, February 8th @ 8PM.
Stand! Untold Stories of the Civil Rights Movement – Chronicles the key events which led to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) selecting Birmingham, Alabama as the site for the now famous “Project C” (Project Confrontation) in 1963.
Sunday, February 15th @ 8PM.
Colorblind: Rethinking Race - WYCC PBS Chicago broke ground on the topic of race relations in America with the airing of a major national documentary, Colorblind: ReThinking Race. Produced in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Middle Passage Productions, WYCC PBS Chicago’s Colorblind takes an honest look at the effects of racism in America. The goal of the documentary is to bring clarity to the topic by presenting the modern expression of racism, exploring how these negative beliefs are unwittingly fostered, and recognizing the people and projects that address racial inequality and promote racial healing. Saturday, February 7th @ 7PM Sunday, February 22nd @ 8PM.