Watch Black History Month

This is a series of different documentaries that talk about the steps it took for African Americans to get equality in America during the Civil War and forward. The show is meant to show what the race of people overcame in a country to be where they are now, and celebrate their history. The show is aimed at showing the history of African Americans but it is still a great show for anyone despite their age, race, gender, etc. It helps to give a better perspective to a group of people who have gone through a lot throughout the years.

Smithsonian Channel
1 Season, 6 Episodes
January 14, 2012
Documentary & Biography
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Black History Month Full Episode Guide

  • Discover how Lyndon Baines Johnson used the power of the presidency to form an alliance with Martin Luther King, Jr. to bring civil rights to the forefront of American politics in the 1960s.

  • From the little-known actions of iconic pioneers to the many courageous deeds of unheralded champions, crack open the books on one of America's most defining chapters: the Civil Rights movement.

  • April 4, 1968. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is gunned down on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. It was all caught on film, tape and audio. So why have we seen so little of it? The well-known photograph of Dr. King's aides pointing toward the direction of the gunfire is iconic, but tells only part of the story. For the first time, a remarkable collection of recently rediscovered footage has been chronologically reassembled. The resulting documentary allows us to revisit the tumultuous events surrounding one of the most shocking assassinations in America and relive history through the voices of the era.

  • Hip Hop has evolved from a musical genre into one of the most influential movements of the 21st Century, affecting the way people dress, speak, and even think. Follow the journey from its birth in the Bronx in the '70s, to the time when rap, DJ-ing, break dancing, and graffiti took over New York City and defined a generation. See how the music and its message expanded to inner cities all over the world, including Paris, Berlin, Dakar and the Palestinian territories, and how it became the universal language for people who didn't have a voice.

  • It was an average Woolworth's lunch counter, but these were no average customers. What transpired on Elm Street in Greensboro, North Carolina 50 years ago sent shockwaves through every block across America. This is the story of the Greensboro Four, college freshman who led a nonviolent sit-in and taught a country that it was finally time to serve everyone. In February of 1960, a simple coffee order at America's favorite five-and-dime store sparked a series of events that would help put an end to segregation in the United States. Join us as we detail the extraordinary story of otherwise ordinary young men, four African-American college students whose nonviolent sit-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter started a revolution.

  • For early aviators, conquering the forces of gravity was a daunting challenge. But black aviators had an additional challenge -to conquer the forces of racism. Meet the men and women of color who took to the skies throughout the 20th Century and helped prove to a segregated nation that skin color didn't determine skill level. From biplanes to commercial jets and from barnstormers to war fighters, meet the path-breaking pilots who opened the skies for all.

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