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  1. Community Classroom Reaches New Educators During Black History Month

    February 21, 2013

    Earlier this month, ITVS Community Classroom launched a host of free resources for both public television stations and teachers to use in celebration of Black History Month. You can now find classroom modules and lesson plans, along with other educational resources, on PBS Video and PBS LearningMedia. These resources help make it easier for educators

  2. Powerbroker Filmmaker Bonnie Boswell on How Her Youth Shaped Her Film

    February 15, 2013

    Filmmaker Bonnie Boswell has an unusually close tie to her forthcoming film, The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights. Whitney Young, Jr., was her uncle and his parents helped raise her. Independent Lens sat down with Boswell to learn more about how her early life influenced her film. The Powerbroker premieres February 18 at 10pm PST on

  3. Letters to Barbara: ‘When I Rise’ Streaming on PBS Video

    February 8, 2013

    When I Rise tells the story of a gifted black music student at the University of Texas who is thrust into a civil-rights storm that changes her life forever. Filmmaker Mat Hames shares a critical step in making the documentary, which is currently streaming on PBS Video.              Watch When I Rise - Center Point: A Musical Legacy on PBS. See more from

  4. Kungfu Celebrates Black History

    January 31, 2013

    Airing on public television throughout February, The Black Kungfu Experience traces the unexpected rise of black kungfu in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s, and culminates with the positive impact kungfu continues to have in African American communities across the country today.   At the heart of The Black Kungfu Experience lies the incredible

  5. An Extra Day To Be Black

    February 29, 2012

    On this extra day of February, our friends at the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) talk to visual artist Michael Paul Pritto to discuss his thoughts on Black History Month.