Black History Month 2021
Throughout February, celebrate with Vermont PBS by watching new premieres and exploring featured content below.
Premiering This Month
Trailer | Goin’ Back to T-Town | American Experience
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.
Trailer | Voice of Freedom | American Experience
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.
The Black Church
Trailer | This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. exploring the 400-year history of the Black church in America.
Trailer | Mr. SOUL!
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.
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
Civil rights activist John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin at Burlington's Flynn Center.
Here Am I, Send Me: The Story of Jonathan Daniels
Keene, NH native deeply affected by the events of the civil rights movement.
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
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.
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!