Black History Month Programming | 2017
Learn how D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle still waging today about race, representation and the influence of Hollywood.
Enjoy an all-star tribute to Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis.
Africa's Great Civilizations
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century.
African American musician Daryl Davis has a peculiar, controversial passion: meeting and befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan in an attempt forge racial conciliation.
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 stopped by police.
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.
The second season of this Civil War-era drama takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front.
Airing On Select Local Stations
Check out more programs coming to PBS this month. See your local listings for air times. And if you miss them on TV (or they're not avilable in your area), come back to watch many programs online.
Did you know? More than 45 films are coming to WORLD Channel through your local PBS Station this February. Take a look.
Video On Demand
Ready to Watch? Below, check out several of the more than three dozen films streaming on pbs.org right now. They're available to watch anytime and anywhere. Want more. Visit our video gallery.
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Live Stream Event
Detroit Public Television
Empowering Ideas for Diversity in the Arts, enjoy the 20h Annual Sphinx Competition with Detroit Public TV!
More to Explore
Browse and watch over 30 PBS shows & films available today online.
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