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State of the Re:Union airs every Sunday evening at 6-7 p.m. during the month of February. State of the Re:Union has made it an annual tradition to commemorate Black History Month with a special episode exploring lesser known corners of African-American history.
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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW premieres “Celebrating Black Americana” on Monday, February 9th at 8 p.m. where, among other items, participants bring for appraisalan 1821 citizenship certificate for a free man of color and an African-American beauty book written by entrepreneur Madame C.J. Walker, the first American female millionaire.
Bert airs on Tuesday, February 10 at 10 p.m. The documentary explores the life and art of the esteemed Rome Prize winner, Bert L. Long, Jr. as seen through the eyes of collectors, colleagues, gallerists, and friends.
The Civil War series airs on Sunday, February 8 from 12:30-5 p.m., February 15 at 1 p.m., February 22 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. This Ken Burns documentary series explores the Civil War through personal stories and over 16,000 archival photographs, paintings, and newspaper images from the time of the war.
Independent Lens: Through a Lens Darkly airs on Tuesday, February 17 at 10 p.m. This is the story of the pioneering African-American photographers — men and women, celebrated and anonymous — who have recorded the lives and aspirations of generations, from slavery to the present.
American Masters: August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand airs on Friday, February 20 at 9 p.m. This American Masters special explores the legacy of the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson, from his roots as an activist to his work on Broadway.
Richard Pryor: Icon airs on Monday, February 23 at 4 a.m. Richard Pryor’s impact on the craft of comedy and today’s top comics is legendary and unrivaled. This program surveys the profound and enduring influence of one of the greatest American comics of all time.
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever airs on Saturday, February 28 at 7 p.m. Hosted by legendary comedian Richard Pryor, this music special celebrates the 25th anniversary of Motown, with reunions of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, Jr. Walker and more.