Black History Month 2019 on Vermont PBS
Monday, February 4, 10:00 pm
Black Memorabilia premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 4, 2019. From the South to Brooklyn to China, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim black memorabilia, racially-charged objects often wrapped in the protective embrace of antiquity and historical preservation.
Broadcast times | More info at pbs.org/independentlens/
Friday, February 8, 09:00 pm
Meet Nya, an inner-city teacher desperate to save her son, in Dominique Morisseau's new play. When her son gets in trouble at school, Nya must confront his rage and her choices, and try to reach him before he gets pulled away forever.
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me Trailer: American Masters
Tuesday, February 19, 09:00 pm
Explore the entertainer's vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. Features Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, and clips from his TV, film and concert performances.
Charley Pride: American Masters
Friday, February 22, 09:00 pm Explore the complicated history of the American South and its music through the life of country star Charley Pride. Raised in segregated Mississippi, his journey shows the ways that artistic expression can triumph over prejudice and injustice.
Roads to Memphis: American Experience
Tuesday, February 26, 09:00 pm on Vermont PBS
"We were never concerned with who killed Martin Luther King but what killed Martin Luther King," says Andrew Young, former aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in ROADS TO MEMPHIS. From Emmy Award-winning director Stephen Ives, this film tells the wildly disparate yet fatefully entwined stories of an assassin, James Earl Ray, and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., against the backdrop of the seething and turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
Breaking Barriers - Soul on Ice
Breaking Barriers - Soul on Ice - Inspired by the story of Jackie Robinson
Breaking Barriers - Jackie Robinson as a player on Montreal
Breaking Barriers - Jackie Robinson as a player on Montreal Royals
Archival researcher of "Tell Them We Are Rising"
Van Dora Williams of Champlain College, archival researcher of "Tell Them We Are Rising" discusses researching historically black colleges.
Shadows Fall North (Available until Feb 22, 2019)
How does a state with the motto "Live Free or Die" and a celebrated legacy of abolitionism confront and understand its participation in slavery, segregation, and the neglect of African-American history? This film seeks to answer the question: What happens when we move toward a fuller understanding of our history by including all voices? 120 minutes | Streaming available Feb 22