Since February is Black History Month, we hope to post resources for you throughout the month. Here’s one about a very motivated person hoping to put an end to the month-long celebration through his documentary film, More Than a Month. (more…)
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Celebrate Black History Month with great PBS programming all month long. Here are just a few highlights:
- On Independent Lens, follow “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights”on Monday, February 18 at 10:00-11:00 p.m.
- Watch an American Masters profile of “Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll” on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 9:00-10:00 p.m.
- Take a behind-the-scenes look at “Roots” on Pioneers of Television “Miniseries” on February 5, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Check out a quick preview of these great programs below:
Did you catch Underground Railroad – The William Still Story last week on WGBY? If you did, you’ll probably agree that its a perfect fit for a classroom unit on Black History Month. Tell your students about William Still, who helped to smuggle hundreds of slaves across the Canadian border during the days before the Civil War. Still kept meticulous notes which provide us with detailed evidence of the workings of the Underground Railroad. His compelling story is one of North America’s greatest sagas. The Title of the video is Underground Railroad – The William Still Story, I.D. 2183. You can borrow this title through the WGBY Video Lending Library.