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Black History Month 2018

WMHT is proud to celebrate Black History this February and all year round!  In 2018, 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 2018 Creative Expressions Contest

WMHT-TV

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 1 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 16 at 9pm.

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Nas and the National Symphony Orchestra stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic." Watch Friday, February 2 at 9pm.

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. Watch Monday, February 19 at 9pm.

Independent Lens | Winnie

Independent Lens | Winnie

Learn about one of the more misunderstood and intriguing contemporary female political figures. Watch Monday, February 5 at midnight.

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. Watch Tuesday, February 20 at 8pm.

Creative Expressions Contest | 2018

Go behind-the-scenes with some of the winners of the 22nd Annual Black History Month Creative Expressions Contest sponsored by the Albany, New York Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Filmed at the College of St. Rose, the winning students’ interstitials will be featured throughout the month of February 2018 on WMHT-TV.

WMHT World

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Watch a radical narration about race in America, using the writer James Balwin’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson.

AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

Artful, independent films offer unique perspectives on the complicated, and at times controversial, viewpoints about Africa and the Diaspora.

America Reframed

America Reframed

Through the lens of independent documentaries, America ReFramed brings to national audiences compelling stories that illuminate the changing contours of an ever-evolving America.

America ReFramed | For Ahkeem

America ReFramed | For Ahkeem

Expelled from high school, Daje is offered one last chance to earn a high school diploma. Watch February 13 at 8pm on WMHT WORLD.

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. Watch Tuesday, February 20 at 8pm on WMHT WORLD.

America ReFramed | Gentlemen of Vision

America ReFramed | Gentlemen of Vision

Witness young Black men as they chase their dreams: step champions and college acceptance. Watch Watch Saturday, February 10 at 10pm on WMHT WORLD.

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. Saturday, February 10 at 8pm.

Accidental Courtesy

Accidental Courtesy

Renowned musician Daryl Davis has an unusual, controversial hobby: meeting and befriending members of KKK. Watch Sunday, February 25 at 10pm.

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

Portrait of poet Sonia Sanchez revealing her uncompromising life as she raised her voice. Tuesday, February 27 at 8pm.