Thursday, February 14, 2013

Celebrating Black History Month

By Misty Harris
Join WNED-TV and ThinkBright and Well in celebration of Black History Month. The entire month of February you can find stimulating and thought-provoking programming honoring African-American leaders and achievers from early American history, the Civil Rights Era, the Arts and more. Below is a brief listing of programming produced both locally by WNED-TV and nationally. Check out our website for dates and times as well as sites like the Underground Railroad: The William Still Story for interactive and informative links! So tell us, How do you plan to celebrate?


Underground Railroad: The William Still Story (
WNED produced)
Monday, Feb. 18 at 10 p.m. on WNED-TV (R on WNED: 2/23, 3:30 a.m.)
Learn about this largely unheralded hero of the Underground Railroad and the major role Canada played in the complex humanitarian enterprise.

Independent Lens:
The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights
Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. on THINK
(R on THINK: 2/21, 1 a.m.; 2/23, 12 p.m.)
Follow Young’s journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. 

American Experience: Freedom RidersMonday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. on ThinkBright
Integrated band of college students decided to challenge civil rights inequalities and take a bus bound for the Deep South.

American Masters:
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock and Roll
Monday, Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. on WNED-TV
Tharpe introduced the spiritual passion of her gospel music into the secular world of popular rock ‘n’ roll. 

Late Night Programming

  • NCRM Freedom Award
  • Eyes on the Prize II: An American Experience Special Presentation (3 pt. series)
  • Stokes: An American Dream
  • Colored Frames
  • American Masters: Sam Cooke: Crossing Over
  • Allen Toussaint: The Soul of New Orleans
  • For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots
  • Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey
  • Wilder: An American First

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