Black History Month February Line-Up | KCET
Black History Month February Line-Up
KCET is honoring Black History Month in February with several programs that celebrate how African-Americans have shaped the nation's history. Here's a line-up of our relevant programs:
Tuesday, Feb. 4 @ 10PM: Education of Harvey Gantt
Tuesday, Feb. 4 @ 10:30PM: Civic Life Of Nathaniel Colley
Friday, Feb. 7 @ 8PM: Meet Mary Pleasant
Sunday, Feb. 9 @ 11PM: Colored Frames
Friday, Feb. 14 @ 8:30PM: Integrating Ole Miss: James Meredith and Beyond
Integrating Ole Miss presents the University of Mississippi as a microcosm for the Civil Rights Movement in the state and across the nation. In the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, James Meredith became the first Black student to enroll at Ole Miss. His application created an uproar that made news around the world and culminated in a deadly riot and federal intervention. Fifty years later, the university is fully integrated and, in 2008, international spotlight was once again on the university - this time, however, to cover a presidential debate that featured the man who would become America's first Black President. From the status quo of 1960 to today, Ole Miss, like America, has grown and changed.
Friday, Feb. 14 @ 8PM: Jesse Owens: Enduring Spirit
This is the story of Jesse Owens, the son of Alabama sharecroppers who became one of the most celebrated athletes in the world after winning four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Owens attended the Ohio State University where he ran track and shattered many collegiate records. This program looks at the impact Owens had after he finished competing and his long relationship with Ohio State.
Friday, Feb. 21 @ 8PM: Building The Dream
Below are videos of past Black History Month local heroes:
Dr. Richard Allen Williams: Richard Allen Williams, MD, FACC and FAHA, has made it his mission to improve the health of all people while recognizing the particular medical issues affecting African Americans and other minorities through his nonprofit organization, Minority Health Institute, Inc. (MHI).
Angeles Echols-Brown: Mrs. Angeles Echols-Brown and her Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization, Educating Young Minds (EYM), are building a better tomorrow for inner-city students.
Thousands of Haitian refugee families continue to be stranded in Tijuana, a city far from where they hoped would be their final destination. Since their arrival, photojournalist Omar Martínez has been documenting their Mexican lives.
Roughly 90 years later, the legacy of San Luis Obispo's Motel Inn still stands, along with part of the original building.
Huell investigates a onetime tradition, the Yosemite Firefall, and experiences the natural version of the "Firefall" at Horsetail Fall. Huell calls it "one of the most magnificent sights you'll ever see in your life."