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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
Independent Lens: A Ballerina's Tale

February 8, 9pm

Independent Lens: A Ballerina's Tale

Misty Copeland made history by becoming the first African American principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.

American Masters: B.B. King: The Life of Riley

February 12, 9pm

American Masters: 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.

Independent Lens: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution

February 16, 8pm

Independent Lens: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Rev...

New film by acclaimed documentarian Stanley Nelson about the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party.

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.

American Masters: Fats Domino

February 26, 10pm

American Masters: Fats Domino

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

Independent Lens: Wilhemina’s War

February 29, 9pm

Independent Lens: 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 Preview | Check 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 Exploore
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.

Go "Behind the Lens"

Go "Behind the Lens"

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