PBS Celebrates Black History Month With an Extensive Lineup of Special Programming

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From history to performing arts to independent film, PBS offers viewers the opportunity to explore the rich and vibrant history and cultural contributions of African Americans throughout the year, but will offer a special slate of new and encore programs in honor of Black History Month, February 2009. HISTORY DETECTIVES will hit the road to search for the truth about a slave songbook, a guitar once owned by African-American singer-songwriter Josh White and a house that some claim is the birthplace of hip-hop. Henry Louis Gates Jr. dissects … [Read more...]

National Archives Celebrates Black History Month in February

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives will celebrate Black History Month in February with a special showing of the Emancipation Proclamation, an American Conversation with Henry Louis Gates, book talks, and films. These programs are free and open to the public. They will be held at the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., located on Constitution Ave. between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. The Emancipation Proclamation! **February 12-16, 2009 - Featured Document Display: The Emancipation Proclamation** Thursday, February 12 through … [Read more...]