Black History Month



New Mexico PBS is honoring Black History Month with a full slate of related programming throughout the month of February



AMERICA REFRAMED “A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone”
Ch. 9.1 – 1/31, 12:00 pm; 2/1, 9:00 pm; 2/4, 7:00 am
Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry, Edythe Boone embodied that truth as an activist, an educator, a great-grandmother, and foremost an artist; yet, issues hit home when her nephew Eric Garner dies in police custody - his last words: "I can't breathe." This program illuminates the social issues of our time and shows how the work of one woman reverberates throughout a community to inspire a powerful chorus: "Our lives matter and we will not be disempowered by those who judge us for our age, gender, or the color of their skin."
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THE TALK - RACE IN AMERICA
Ch. 5.1 – 2/4, 8:00 pm
In the wake of recent tragic and fatal events between men of color and law enforcement, learn how Black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they are stopped by the police.
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INDEPENDENT LENS “Winnie”
Ch. 9.1 – 2/5, 9:00 pm; 2/8, 7:30 am; 2/8, 1:30 pm; 2/10, 10:00 am
Ch. 5.1 – 2/10, 10:00 pm
Explore the life of Winnie Mandela and her struggle to bring down apartheid, with intimate insights from those closest to her, and testimony from the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things.
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BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: TOM BRADLEY AND THE POLITICS OF RACE
Ch. 9.1 – 2/6, 12:00 pm; 2/11, 10:00 pm
35 years before the election of President Obama, the question of race and the possibility of bridging racial barriers were put to the test in an overlooked story in American politics: Tom Bradley's 1973 election as Mayor of Los Angeles: the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city with an overwhelmingly white majority.
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AMERICA REFRAMED “Gentlemen of Vision” (New Season)
Ch. 9.1 – 2/7, 12:00 pm; 2/8, 9:00 pm; 2/11, 7:00 am
Follow a year in the life of coach, counselor and founder, Marlon Wharton, and his 2015-2016 class of young Black students as he strives to rewrite their future prospects, as they chase their ultimate dreams: to maintain their position as national step champions and to be accepted into college -- an opportunity that could change the course of their lives.
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KARAMU: 100 YEARS IN THE HOUSE
Ch. 9.1 – 2/7, 1:30 pm; 2/8, 10:30 pm
The word "Karamu" comes from a Swahili word meaning "a place of joyful gatherings." For the past 100 years, the Karamu House in Cleveland, Ohio - the oldest African-American theater in the United States - has lived up to its name, serving as a community center for the arts and maintaining a legacy of innovation and diversity. Narrated by James Pickens, Jr. (Grey's Anatomy).
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WE KNEW WHAT WE HAD: THE GREATEST JAZZ STORY NEVER TOLD
Ch. 9.1 – 2/7, 8:00 am; 2/7, 2:00 pm; 2/19, 9:00 pm
Ch. 5.1 – 2/24, 11:00 pm
The unrecognized history of jazz in Pittsburgh, PA and featuring the talents of international jazz legends George Benson, Ahmad Jamal, Stanley Turrentine, Billy Eckstine, Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Billy Strayhorn and Mary Lou Williams. It also sheds light on the social conditions and historical events that conspired to make Pittsburgh one of the world's leading contributors to the legacy of jazz music.
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AFROPOP: THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE “Black Panther Woman” (New Season)
Ch. 9.1 – 2/12, 10:00 pm
Ch. 5.1 – 2/17, 10:00 pm
Inspired by their stylish African American brothers, the genesis of the Australian Black Panther's Brisbane chapter is recounted through the eyes of Marlene Cummins, who looks back on the best and worst experiences of this controversial Aboriginal group in 1971.
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AMERICAN MASTERS: Maya Angelou - And Still I Rise
Ch. 5.1 – 2/16, 9:00 pm
Journey through the prolific life of the 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' author and activist, who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought - Featuring new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons and others.
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INDEPENDENT LENS“Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities”
Ch. 5.1 – 2/19, 8:00 pm
Ch. 9.1 – 2/22, 12:00 pm; 2/24, 10:00 am
This program and interactive project explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity. Today, over half of all African American professionals are graduates of HBCUs.
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EDUCATION OF HARVEY GANTT
Ch. 5.1 – 2/19, 9:30 pm
A pivotal, yet largely forgotten story of desegregation. On January 28, 1963, Harvey Gantt, a young black man from Charleston, enrolled at Clemson College, making him the first African American accepted to a white school in South Carolina. The absence of drama or violence surrounding Gantt's enrollment - the result of nearly two years of detailed preparation and planning - made headlines at the time, but soon it faded from the public consciousness. Narrated by Tony-winner Phylicia Rashad.
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AMERICA REFRAMED “Agents of Change”
Ch. 9.1 – 2/21, 12:00 pm; 2/22, 9:00 pm; 2/25, 12:00 am
A pivotal moment when our nation was caught at the intersection of the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Anti-Vietnam War Movements. This film examines the racial conditions on college campuses across the U.S., focusing on two seminal protests: San Francisco State in 1968 and Cornell University in 1969.
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FIGHTING ON BOTH FRONTS: THE STORY OF THE 370TH
Ch. 9.1 – 2/21, 1:30 pm; 2/22, 10:30 pm; 2/25, 8:30 am
The little-known story of a unit of African American soldiers from Illinois, who fought in combat for the U.S. under the French during WW I. They fought on two fronts: the war against the Germans and the war against racism and inequality, and received 21 Distinguished Service Crosses, one Distinguished Service Medal and 68 Croix de Guerre.
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B.B. KING: AMERICAN MASTERS
Ch. 9.1 – 2/26, 7:00 pm
Explore B.B. King's challenging life and career through candid interviews with the "King of the Blues," filmed shortly before his death, and with fellow musicians, including U2’s Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and Ringo Starr.
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FATS DOMINO: AMERICAN MASTERS
Ch. 9.1 – 2/26, 8:00 pm
Discover how Fats Domino's brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues became rock 'n' roll. As popular in the 1950s as Elvis Presley, Domino suffered degradations in the pre-civil rights South and aided integration through his influential music.
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