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In commemoration of Black History Month, we are proud to showcase new programs that celebrate the African American experience past, present and future. Join us!

 

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Arts District

Thursdays 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 at 7:30pm

  • 2/5: Determined to turn young people on to the rhythm and soul of jazz, music producer, Larry Rosen passes the musical baton to future generations in Jazz Roots.
  • 2/12: An ancient Sumerian myth is colorfully reborn during an interactive stage performance of “inanna”.
  • 2/19: Discover the true story behind, 12 Years A Slave, a book by Solomon Northup as shared by the son of the late historian Sue Eakin, who’s research made the film possible
  • 2/26: Be fascinated by Composer and Pianist, Billy Childs, as he merges classical music with smooth jazz; seemingly two incompatible musical genres.  
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Rise of the Black Pharaohs

Thursday 2/5 at 9pm

Around 800 BC, Kush, a little-known subject state of Egypt, rose up and conquered Egypt, enthroned its own Pharaohs and ruled for nearly 100 years. 

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Tavis Smiley

Tuesdays through Fridays at Midnight

Tavis Smiley, the first African American to have his own signature talk show on NPR, hosts a new late-night television talk show 

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Washington Week

Fridays 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 at 7pm       

African American reporter, Guen Ifill hosts Washington Week, the longest-running primetime news and public affairs program on television.

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Rocky Mountain Legacy “Jazz in Five Points”

Sunday 2/8 at 1pm

Get to know one of Denver's most famous neighborhoods, and the legendary jazz musicians who came from around the country to play Five Points not so long ago. 

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Evening with Gwen Ifill

Sunday 2/8 at 2pm

An Evening with Gwen Ifill is a one-on-one interview of Gwen Ifill, one of the most prolific journalists of our time

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Afropop:  Ultimate Cultural Exchange

Sundays 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 at Midnight

  • 2/8: This lyrical film follows Mutinta Mweemba, a 28-year-old subsistence farmer living in a polygamous marriage.
  • 2/15: In 2009, in Senegal, where "football is king," a women's football street tournament is organized for the first time by the association Ladies' Turn.
  • 2/22: Thousands of Eritrean refugees have fled their military dictator-ruled country towards Israel. The only way out is across the Sinai desert in Egypt. 
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Antiques Roadshow “Celebrating Black Americana”

Monday 2/9 at 8pm

Tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.
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Nickels from Heaven

Thursday 2/12 at 9pm

The 17 members of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, known as the "Triple Nickles," were among America's least recognized military pioneers during World War II.
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Independent Lens “Through a Lens Darkly”

Monday 2/16 at 9am

This is the story of the pioneering African-American photographers who have recorded the lives and aspirations of generations, from slavery to the present.      

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Spirit of Colorado “Cowboys”

Saturday 2/22 at 11:30pm

Step back in time with the black cowboys who helped shape Colorado, and listen to cowboy poet Scott Raub. 

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Independent Lens “American Denial”

Monday 2/23 at 9pm

Explore the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality and justice still affect notions of race and class today. 

Rocky Mountain PBS Celebrates Black History Month 2015

In honor of Black History Month, Rocky Mountain PBS’ programming lineup and online content offerings will enrich viewers’ understanding of African-American history and culture.

Celebrate Black History Month on Rocky Mountain PBS

PBS Black Culture Connection

Jazz in Five Points: Neighborhood

An excerpt from Rocky Mountain Legacy's Jazz in Five Points