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What does it mean to be "diverse" in America today?

In the span of fifty years (1926 to 1976), Negro History Week inspired people from around the nation, eventually becoming an officially recognized month by the U.S. government. African American Heritage Month, also known as Black History Month, honors the history, celebrates the heritage and remembers the people, past and present, of the African diaspora.

WORLD Channel pays tribute to those who are or have struggled and triumphed. It honors those who have changed, and are continuing to change, the landscape of culture, education, politics, and socio-economics in the U.S. and around the world. We focused on the civil rights movement of past and present in 2016, and this year continues that thread in the stories of individuals making differences in their communities.

Throughout the month of February, WORLD Channel presents a diverse showcase of over 40 documentaries including premieres from series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, Independent Lens, and WORLD's award-winning original docu-series, America ReFramed with the films A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone and 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green.

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