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Black History Month | February 2024

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February is dedicated as Black History Month, honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history.

IRMA THOMAS: THE SOUL QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 8 PM

Irma Thomas: The Soul Queen of New Orleans features a candid interview with one of New Orleans' most celebrated musical icons and never-before-seen footage of Irma in concert with songwriter, producer and arranger Allen Toussaint.
 

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TALKING BLACK IN AMERICA: 
PERFORMANCE TRADITIONS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 9 PM

African American artistic forms like the Blues, Spirituals, Spoken Word, Preaching, Comedy and Hip Hop reveal a story about the creative use of African American Language and its function as a tool for survival, liberation and belonging within the Black Community.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 02/02/2024 @ 9:00 PM
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  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.5 - Mon, 02/05/2024 @ 6:00 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.5 - Mon, 02/05/2024 @ 10:30 PM

88TH ANNUAL ANISFIELD-WOLF BOOK AWARDS
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 10 PM

An awards show like no other with personal stories of the 2023 recipients of the annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards; host Henry Louis Gates Jr.
 

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GOSPEL LIVE! Presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Trailer

GOSPEL LIVE! PRESENTED BY HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 9 PM

Gospel Live! features performances by contemporary secular and gospel stars, including Erica Campbell, John Legend, Anthony Hamilton and The Ton3s, LaTocha, Tauren Wells, Lena Byrd Miles, Mali Music, Sheléa and more. Don't miss this performance of musical genre with unrivaled power to inspire us all.
 

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WES BOUND: THE GENIUS OF WES MONTGOMERY
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 8 9 PM

Peoria-born filmmaker and graduate of Eureka High School, Kevin Finch, tells us the story of a legendary jazz guitarist and composer. Wes Montgomery was born in Indianapolis on March 6, 1923, and rose from
humble beginnings to become one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time. This first full-length documentary of Wes Montgomery is told through the eyes of his youngest child, Robert Montgomery.

 

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A documentary tracing the life and career of legendary jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.

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VOICES FOR FREEDOM: THE HYERS SISTERS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 10 PM

Explore the legacy of the Hyers sisters, African American opera singers who debuted to enthusiastic audiences after the Civil War and helped create the modern American musical genre.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 02/09/2024 @ 10:00 PM
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  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 02/11/2024 @ 12:31 AM

RAISED/RAZED
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 10 PM

Raised/Razed dives deep into Charlottesville, VA’s oldest African American neighborhood, charting the lives of residents as they faced racially discriminatory policies and a city government that saw them as the only thing between it and progress. Learn the hard truths of the federal Urban Renewal program and the broader history of its effect in Durham, NC and other communities across America.
 

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CROOKED STICK: SONGS IN A STRANGE LAND
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 9:30 PM

American slave spirituals of the 18th and 19th centuries often evoke feelings of raw power, deep empathy, pathos and poetry. These essential archival songs get an imaginative retelling in a new concert presentation featuring internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson in an intimate performance.
 

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IDA B WELLS: AMERICAN STORIES
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 7 PM

This American story tells the tale of Ida B. Wells. There are few historical figures whose lives and works speak to the current moment more than Ida B. Wells, the 19th-century crusading investigative journalist, civil rights leader, and passionate suffragist.
 

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