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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

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Feb 8 | A Ballerina's Tale
Independent Lens

Feb 8 | A Ballerina's Tale

Take an intimate look at the first African American principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre.

Feb 12 | B.B. King: The Life of Riley
American Masters

Feb 12 | 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.

Feb 16 | The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Independent Lens

Feb 16 | The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement as urgent today as it was then.

Every Tuesday | Finding Your Roots
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.

Feb 26 | Fats Domino
American Masters

Feb 26 | Fats Domino

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

Feb 29 | Wilhemina’s War
Independent Lens

Feb 29 | 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 PreviewCheck 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 Explore

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.

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#MyBlackHistory: Tell Us Your Story

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The PBS Black Culture Connection is your resource and guide to films, stories and voices across public television centered around Black history & culture. 

We're committed to bringing you the best of PBS and helping you explore Black history and culture around the world through our award-winning programs, special online events, chats … and more!  

Connect with award-winning documentaries like Freedom Riders and The Interrupters, new web original productions like Black Folk Don't, live chats with your favorite filmmakers, and PBS member stations to help you explore Black history and culture locally in your community.