Black History Month

Explore the richness and complexity of the Black experience.

Through the lens of talented filmmakers, we can re-live iconic moments in history like the 1963 March on Washington, following the impactful life of Muhammad Ali, or climb aboard a Greyhound bus to join the Freedom Riders on their journey through the Jim Crow South.

Programs and documentaries offer rich insight into our society and culture, connect us to some of our proudest and most shameful moments in American history, and remind us of how far we’ve come. What follows is a list of powerful programs and documentaries exploring Black history and culture in America.

Tune in and stream a variety of programs and documentaries that open windows to our shared past.


Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Making Black America

Faces of America

Black Church

Black America


From the blues to hip hop, African Americans have been the driving force of sonic innovation for over a century. Musical styles come and go, but there's one sound that has been a constant source of strength, courage and wisdom from the pulpit to the choir lofts on any given Sunday. GOSPEL, the latest history series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., digs deep into the origin story of Black spirituality.


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Featured Programs

Tune in or stream these curated programs.


Thursday, Feb 1, 8 & 15 | 9:00PM

WQPT PBS Feature

Most Sundays in Feb | 6:00PM

WQPT PBS Feature


WQPT PBS Feature

SATurday FEB 24 & Feb 25 | 8:00PM

WQPT PBS Feature

Stream Anytime.


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