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Black History Month 2019

WMHT is proud to celebrate Black History this February and all year round!  In 2019, we're bringing you a new lineup of films AND turning a lens on you to celebrate the moments, memories and people in Black history that inspire you. 

Delta Sigma Theta Black History Month 2019 Creative Expressions Contest

Crossroads: The History of Rapp Road

Crossroads: The History of Rapp Road

History of The Great Migration and the Rapp Road Community in Albany, New York.

Black Memorabilia

Black Memorabilia

Black Memorabilia explores the world of racist material, both antique and new, that pushes demeaning representations of African Americans.

Pipeline

Pipeline

A teacher’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him.

Tell Them We Are Rising

Tell Them We Are Rising

Explore the pivotal role HBCUs have played in shaping American history, culture and national identity.

We'll Meet Again | Freedom Summer

We'll Meet Again | Freedom Summer

Join Ann Curry for the dramatic reunions of people thrown together during the civil rights.

African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

A six-part series on African-American history, by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

A dreamy and intimate journey through the world of Hale County, Alabama, a richly detailed glimpse into life in America’s Black Belt.

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

The first major film documentary of the life and art of entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.

Charley Pride: I’m Just Me

Charley Pride: I’m Just Me

Follow the country music superstar’s journey from segregated Mississippi to Nashville.

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America ReFramed | For Ahkeem

America ReFramed | For Ahkeem

Expelled from high school, Daje is offered one last chance to earn a high school diploma.

America ReFramed | Agents of Change

America ReFramed | Agents of Change

Examine racial conditions and student demands at U.S. colleges in the 1960s and today.

America ReFramed | Gentlemen of Vision

America ReFramed | Gentlemen of Vision

Witness young Black men as they chase their dreams: step champions and college acceptance.

A Ballerina's Tale

A Ballerina's Tale

Document Misty Copeland’s rise while shining a light on the absence of women of color at major ballet companies.

Accidental Courtesy

Accidental Courtesy

Renowned musician Daryl Davis has an unusual, controversial hobby: meeting and befriending members of KKK.

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

Portrait of poet Sonia Sanchez revealing her uncompromising life as she raised her voice.

The Black Panthers

The Black Panthers

Learn the vibrant story of a pivotal movement as urgent today as it was then.

The Jazz Ambassadors

The Jazz Ambassadors

The Cold War and Civil Rights movement collide in this remarkable story of music.

Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement

Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement

A film about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood.

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