The United States has only recognized Black History Month for a few decades, but Black history extends far beyond. This month, filmmakers bring authentic voices representing distinctive perspectives to life on screen.
In 2020, the global pandemic opened the world’s eyes to issues that had been masked by our normalized routines. As awareness of healthcare disparities, police brutality and economic inequality for Black Americans came to the forefront, amplifying Black voices became part of national, local and dinner table conversations.
Black history is American history, and we renew our collective commitment to lifting up the stories of Black movement makers and culture creators who define our world. February signifies history, heritage and the future, and WORLD celebrates the month through the stories of leaders, artists, and everyday individuals making waves big, small and extraordinary.
Watch films from America ReFramed, Local, USA, Stories from the Stage, AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, Independent Lens, Reel South and much more on your local WORLD Channel (check your local listings), worldchannel.org and the PBS app.
Discuss and engage with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by using the hashtag #BlackHistoryMonth and tagging us @worldchannel. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more features and videos with the filmmakers.
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