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TPT Celebrates Black History Month

February 1, 2017

February is Black History Month – a time to celebrate the many achievements of African Americans, to recognize the central role African Americans have played in U.S. History, and to reflect on our collective culture, past, present and future.

While Black History Month unfolds over the course of a single month, we offer a treasure trove of rich cultural programming that’s at your fingertips in February and all year round. 

The Talk: Race in America
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 they are stopped by the police. WATCH A PREVIEW
2 Monday, February 20, 8 p.m.
LIFE Saturday, February 25, 9 p.m.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
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 writing and poetry. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others. WATCH A PREVIEW.
2 Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m.
LIFE Thursday, February 23, 8 p.m.
Roberta Flack: Killing Me Softly
Roberta Flack became a global sensation with hits such as “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Killing Me Softly.” This film follows Roberta’s journey from her childhood in Arlington, Virginia to the jazz clubs of Washington D.C, where Roberta honed her style, to the moment she became a multi-Grammy Award-winning star. It is a deeply personal story told alongside the wider context of America’s Civil Rights Movement. SEE LISTINGS
2 Friday, February 24, 8 p.m.
Independent Lens: Birth of a Nation
In 1915, African American newspaper editor and activist William S. Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith’s notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. The Birth of a Movement features Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. WATCH A PREVIEW.
2 Sunday, February 12, 10:30 p.m.
LIFE Saturday, February 18, 10:30 p.m.

Here are some of the programs that will be featured on the Minnesota Channel in honor of Black History Month:

North Star: Minnesota’s Black PioneersWATCH NOW
TPT MN Sunday, February 5, 8 p.m.

Everyday Heroes: John Turnipseed WATCH NOW
TPT MN Sunday, February 5, 9 p.m.

Urban Youth Poets: Quest for the Voice WATCH NOW
TPT MN Sunday, February 12, 9 p.m.

Discovered Truth: A Health Care JourneyWATCH NOW
TPT MN Sunday, February 19, 9 p.m.

Cancer: What’s Up With That? WATCH NOW
TPT MN Sunday, February 19, 9:30 p.m.

Black Brilliance – WATCH NOW
TPT MN Sunday, February 26, 9 p.m.

Everyday Heroes: Richard Copeland WATCH NOW
TPT MN Sunday, February 26, 9:30 p.m.

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