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Black History Month Encore Presentations
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Sunday, Feb. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 12:30-
4:30 a.m. and Thursday, Feb. 6, from 12:30-5 a.m.

This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through five centuries of historic events. It explores the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies and religious and social perspectives developed against unimaginable odds.



John Lewis—Get in the Way

John Lewis—Get in the Way

Airs on Fusion on Saturday, Feb. 8, at noon
Also airs on PBS Western Reserve on Monday, Feb. 3, at midnight

Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified nonviolence. Now 79, he is considered the conscience of Congress.


American Experience, The Fight

American Experience, The Fight

Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 2 a.m.

Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.

On June 22, 1938, 70,000 fans crammed into Yankee Stadium to watch the rematch between the African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent Max Schmeling. For most spectators, the fight was a historic event fraught with symbolic significance, both a harbinger of the civil rights movement and a prelude to World War II.

Visit the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE website.




Independent Lens, Tell Them We Are Rising—The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

Independent Lens, Tell Them We Are Rising—The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

Sunday, Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m.

Also airs on Fusion on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22, at 9 p.m.

This documentary explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played in American history, culture and national identity. Today, over half of all African American professionals are graduates of these colleges.

Visit the INDEPENDENT LENS website.




American Masters, Maya Angelou

American Masters, Maya Angelou

Sunday, Feb. 23, at 10:30 p.m.
Repeats Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 8 a.m.

Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 14, at 9 p.m.

Learn the story of iconic writer, poet, actress and activist Maya Angelou whose life intersected some of the most significant moments in the recent history of the United States of America.

Visit the AMERICAN MASTERS website.


View our complete Black History Month schedule, including programming airing on our Fusion channel.
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