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Black History Month 2021

Throughout February, celebrate with Vermont PBS by watching new premieres and exploring featured content below.

Premiering This Month

American Experience

Trailer | Goin’ Back to T-Town | American Experience

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Hear the extraordinary history of Greenwood, a successful Black community in segregated Tulsa. In a nostalgic celebration of old-fashioned neighborhood life, Black residents of "T-Town" relive their community's remarkable rise and ultimate decline.

Begins Monday, February 8, 09:00 pm on Vermont PBS | View Additional Airings
More resources at pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/

American Experience

Trailer | Voice of Freedom | American Experience

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Explore the fascinating life of celebrated singer Marian Anderson. In 1939, after being barred from performing at Constitution Hall because she was Black, she triumphed at the Lincoln Memorial in what became a landmark moment in American history.

Begins Monday, February 15, 09:00 pm on Vermont PBS | View Additional Airings

The Black Church

Trailer | This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

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An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. exploring the 400-year history of the Black church in America.

Episode 1 Tuesday, February 16, 09:00 pm on Vermont PBS | View Additional Airings

Episode 2 Wednesday, February 17, 09:00 pm on Vermont PBS | View Additional Airings

Independent Lens

Trailer | Mr. SOUL!

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Celebrate SOUL!, the public television variety show that shared Black culture with the nation. Ellis Haizlip developed SOUL! in 1968 as one of the first platforms to promote the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. Its impact continues to this day.

Monday, February 22, 10:00 pm on Vermont PBS | View Additional Airings

Local Programs

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.

Best Chance U

An inside look at the Ivy League football experience of Black players at Dartmouth College

Vermont PBS Specials

Vermont Reads: March – Book One

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Civil rights activist John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin at Burlington's Flynn Center.

Made Here

Here Am I, Send Me: The Story of Jonathan Daniels

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Expires: 2023-01-17

Keene, NH native deeply affected by the events of the civil rights movement.

Vermont Shorts

Breaking Barriers - Soul on Ice

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Rating: NR

Breaking Barriers - Soul on Ice - Inspired by the story of Jackie Robinson

Vermont Shorts

Breaking Barriers - Jackie Robinson as a player on Montreal

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Rating: NR

Breaking Barriers - Jackie Robinson as a player on Montreal Royals

Even more from PBS

PBS Black History Month 2021

More from the national PBS Black History Month 2021 site: Explore a host of documentaries and digital shorts that highlight the richness of the Black experience in American history. Also features 28 Black History Makers in 28 Days - the lasting contributions of this group of 28 incredible individuals.

Visit pbs.org/articles/2021/02/celebrate-black-history-month-2021

PBS Black Culture Connection

PBS is proud to celebrate Black History this February and all year round! We invite you to explore the PBS Black Culture Connection: Your resource and guide to the films, stories and voices across public television centered around Black history and culture. Explore. Watch. Connect!

Visit pbs.org/blackhistory