Black History Month

Arts InFocus featuring Frederick Douglass at RoCo

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:30pm

This week on Arts InFocus, a local exhibit shines a light on Frederick Douglass.

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Grooming A Generation

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 9:30pm

Discover a reading program run by a group of African-American barbers in Ypsilanti, Michigan in Grooming a Generation.

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For Ahkeem from America Reframed

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:00pm

For Ahkeem is the coming-of-age story of Daje Shelton, a Black 17-year-old girl in North St. Louis. She fights for her future and navigates the marginalized neighborhoods, biased criminal justice policies and economic devastation that have set up many Black youth like her to fail.

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Tell Them We are Rising on WXXI-TV

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:00pm

This film explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. 

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Independent Lens: "Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities"

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:00pm

The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for more than 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. 

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Independent Lens: Winnie

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:00pm

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguing of contemporary female political figures.

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Witness: Black History Month

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 9:00pm

In celebration of Black History Month AM 1370 presents select stories from The BBC World Service series Witness

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Alicia Keys – Landmarks Live in Concert

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:00pm

New pop music series debuts with Grammy winner Alicia Keys who performs in notable locations all around New York

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GREAT PERFORMANCES : Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 9:00pm

Witness the groundbreaking hip-hop artist perform a symphonic rendition of his seminal debut album Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra.

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Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, an American Masters presentation

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:00pm

Award-winning filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain examines Lorraine Hansberry’s life and work using a remarkable collection of archival footage, home movies, rare photos and unpublished documents.

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