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WCTE Celebrates Black History Heroes

Delve into the Intersection of Black History, Music, Culture, & Experiences

WCTE PBS will celebrate Black History Month with an expanded new slate of programming, specials, and digital content, shining a spotlight on the diversity of people, stories, and experiences in the Black community.

Highlights include Season 10 of FINDING YOUR ROOTS, GOSPEL LIVE! PRESENTED BY HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. (Feb. 9), and GOSPEL (Feb. 12). In addition, a new PBS KIDS series, LYLA IN THE LOOP will premiere on Feb. 5.

As a complement to the primetime schedule and continuing for the third consecutive year is THE BLOCK PARTY, a streaming collection and social campaign presented by PBS’s Black Culture Connection, created to amplify Black stories across PBS’s digital platforms through curated and original bonus content.

“PBS is proud to bring forth stories from diverse perspectives with documentaries such as GOSPEL and those from INDEPENDENT LENS and POV, which apply a wide lens on the lived experiences of the Black community,” said Sylvia Bugg, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming at PBS. “We’re also excited to bring back audience favorites with the return of FINDING YOUR ROOTS and THE BLOCK PARTY, highlighting content that audiences can access during Black History Month and all year long.”

PBS

Celebrate Black Excellence with the PBS Block Party! 🌟

Official website: https://to.pbs.org/blockparty24 | #BlockPartyPBS

PBS is celebrating Black History Month by throwing a Block Party! Stream new and beloved programs during the month of February, including Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s GOSPEL, Finding Your Roots, Lee and Liza's Family Tree from @novapbs, The Cost of Inheritance from @AmericaReFramed, Raising Liberty Square from @independentlens and much more! 

Independent Lens

Razing Liberty Square

1:23:30
Published:
Expires: 2024-04-28
Rating: TV-14

A public housing community in Miami becomes ground zero for climate gentrification.

POV

Brief Tender Light

1:22:58
Published:
Expires: 2024-04-15
Rating: TV-14

At MIT, an alum follows four African students striving to become change agents for home.

America ReFramed

The Cost of Inheritance

55:23
Published:
Expires: 2024-05-01
Rating: TV-PG

Exploring reparations to illuminate the scope and rationale of this complex debate.

Becoming Frederick Douglass

A First Look at 'Becoming Frederick Douglass'

The filmmakers discuss the life of Frederick Douglass.

Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom

The Inspiring Life Story of Harriet Tubman

Discover the inspiring life story of Harriet Tubman.