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Black History Month 2017

WMHT is proud to celebrate Black History this February and all year round!  In 2017, 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. 

WMHT-TV

Finding Your Roots | Season Three

Finding Your Roots | Season Three

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as he delves into the genealogy of 27 new guests.

Independent Lens | Birth of a Movement

Independent Lens | Birth of a Movement

Learn how Griffith’s 1915 The Birth of a Nation sparked a dialogue on racism that continues today. Watch Mon, Feb 6 at midnight.

Independent Lens | Accidental Courtesy

Independent Lens | Accidental Courtesy

Meet an African American musician out to challenge racism by befriending members of the KKK. Watch Monday, February 13 at midnight.

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. Watch Thur, Feb 16 at 7:30pm.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise | American Masters

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise | American Masters

Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had. Watch Tue, Feb 21 at 8pm.

Black Ballerina

Black Ballerina

Hear a story of passion, opportunity, heartbreak and triumph of the human spirit. Watch Friday, Feb 24 at 10pm.

Follow the history of Negro League baseball in Schenectady and the Capital Region.

WMHT World

Black Women in Medicine

Black Women in Medicine

Honoring black female doctors around the country who work diligently in all facets of medicine.

AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

This season of six artful, independent films offers unique perspectives on the complicated, and at times controversial, viewpoints about Africa and the Diaspora.

African American Heritage Month

African American Heritage Month

African American Heritage Month, also known as Black History Month, honors the history, celebrates the heritage and remembers the people, past and present, of the African diaspora.

1964: The Fight for a Right

1964: The Fight for a Right

Before Selma, there was Freedom Summer. By 1964, black Mississippians has suffered nearly 100 years of Jim Crow. Then civil rights activists devised a daring plan to force change.

Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP

Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP

Incorporating rare archival film and extraordinary interviews, Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP explore Marshall'

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

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

St. Rose's Delta Sigma Theta Black History Month 2017 Creative Expressions Contest