Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Celebrating MLK

By Annmarie Dean

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is coming up, Monday, Jan. 21 to be exact, and what better way to celebrate this important civil rights leader than to tune in to great programming on WNED-TV celebrating African-American history.


Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. (Pt. 2 of 3)Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. (Pt. 3 of 3)

This series vividly brings to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery. With intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown, learn how a fiery and furious struggle forever changed the nation.

  • Frederick Douglass: Pathway from Slavery to Freedom (THINK)

Friday, Jan. 18 at 8:30 p.m. (THINK)

Hear the traumatic and compelling story of Douglass' early life. This program reveals his escape to the North and life-changing experience in Baltimore when he learned to read.

  • Colored Frames

Sunday, Jan. 20 at 11 p.m. (THINK)colored_frames

Reflect on the last 50 years in African-American art by exploring the influences, inspirations and experiences of black artists, beginning at the height of the Civil Rights Era and leading up to the present.

  • A Ripple of Hope

Monday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. (THINK)

The story of Robert F. Kennedy's visit to Indianapolis the night of Dr. Martin Luther King's murder and his moving, extemporaneous plea for peace and reconciliation.

  • Roads to Memphis: American Experience

Monday, Jan. 21 at 8:30 p.m. (THINK)roads_to_memphis

Tells the wildly disparate yet fatefully entwined stories of an assassin, James Earl Ray, and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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