Black history is powerful, inspiring, and American history. Join us in February as we celebrate Black History Month on Independent Lens, where culture and diversity are featured all season long! Only on PBS.
February 2 at 10 PM Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock by Sharon La Cruise
As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock tells the story of her life and public support of nine black students to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, which culminated in a constitutional crisis -- pitting a president against a governor and a community against itself.
February 9 at 10 PM The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 by Goran Hugo Olsson
Combining startlingly fresh and candid 16mm footage that was forgotten for the past 30 years, with contemporary audio interviews from leading African American artists, activists, musicians, and scholars, this film looks at the people, society, culture, and style that fueled an era of convulsive change. February 16 at 10 PM
More Than a Month by Shukree Hassan Tilghman Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, is on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this thoughtful, humorous journey, More Than a Month investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a "post-racial" America.