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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.