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WNMU-TV Black History Month Specials

WNMU-TV PBS is proud to celebrate Black History this February! These new and special programs were chosen to celebrate the moments, memories and people in Black history that inspire us all. Watch the following programs highlighting Black history all month long on WNMU-TV PBS. And if you miss them on TV, come back to watch many programs online.

Shows are organized chronologically. All programs are on 13.1 unless otherwise noted.

The Jazz Ambassadors

The Jazz Ambassadors
Discover how the Cold War and Civil Rights movement collided in a music story of diplomacy and race.

Tuesday, February 2 at 9 pm ET.

American Experience: Goin' Back to T-Town

American Experience
Goin' Back to T-Town
Hear from Black residents of Tulsa's Greenwood as they relive their community's rise and decline.

Monday, February 8 at 9 pm ET.

Voices for Freedom: The Hyers Sisters' Legacy

Voices for Freedom
The Hyers Sisters' Legacy
The Hyers Sisters were celebrated in opera nationwide from 1871-73, but in 1876 -- perilous times, when touring blackface minstrels denigrated African Americans -- they stood up and became "voices" for the dignity of their people.

Tuesday, February 9 at 1 am ET.

The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special

The Power of We
A Sesame Street Special
Elmo and friends plan a virtual community singalong as they stand up against racism.

Tuesday, February 9 at 11 am; Repeats 2/9 at 1p, 2/11 at 11a and 1p. Repeats 2/9 at 1 pm ET.

American Experience: Voice of Freedom

American Experience
Voice of Freedom
Voice of Freedom interweaves Marian Anderson’s rich life story with this landmark moment in history, exploring fundamental questions about talent, race, fame, democracy, and the American soul.

Monday, February 15 at 9 pm,
Repeats 2/27 at 8 pm as part of Festival! 2021.

The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song

The Black Church
This is Our Story, This is Our Song
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion.

Tuesday, February 16 at 9 pm, Part 2 airs 2/17 at 9 pm
Repeats 2/28 at 5:30 pm as part of Festival! 2021.

Driving While Black

Driving While Black
Discover the new freedoms and perils for African Americans on the road in the age of the automobile.

Friday, February 19 at 9 pm ET.

Black Ballerina

Black Ballerina
The story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Six decades ago they confronted racism and unequal opportunity. Today, young dancers of color continue to face challenges breaking into the overwhelmingly white world of ballet.

Sunday, February 21 at 7 pm ET.

Independent Lens: Mr. SOUL!

Independent Lens
Mr. SOUL!
Celebrate SOUL!, the public television variety show that shared Black culture with the nation.

Monday, February 22 at 10 pm ET.

Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin: The Story of March

Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
The Story of March
In a stirring, one-night-only stage presentation in Burlington, VT, legendary civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis and his co-author Andrew Aydin discuss March -- their seminal graphic novel trilogy based on Congressman Lewis' life as a civil rights leader.

Tuesday, February 23 at 1 am ET.