Black History Month 2017
WFYI is proud to celebrate Black History this February and all year round! Check out upcoming programs celebrating the moments, memories, and people in Black History that continue to inspire new generations:
Monday, February 6 at 10 pm on WFYI 1
Independent Lens - Birth of a Movement
Learn how D.W. Griffith’s 1915 The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle still waging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood.
Friday, February 10 at 9 pm on WFYI 1
Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson
Monday, February 13 at 10 pm on WFYI 1
Independent Lens - Accidental Courtesy
Renowned musician Daryl Davis has an unusual, controversial hobby: meeting and befriending members of KKK, many of whom have never met a black person.
Thursday, February 16 at 9:30 pm on WFYI 1
Attucks: The School That Opened a City
The inspirational story of how all-black Crispus Attucks High School overcame immense racial obstacles to produce national luminaries and improve race relations in Indianapolis.
Monday, February 20 at 9 pm on WFYI 1
The Talk: Race in America
This two-hour documentary explores the increasingly necessary conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police.
Tuesday, February 21 at 8 pm on WFYI 1
American Masters - Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
This unprecedented film celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos.
Thursday, February 23 at 10 pm on WFYI 1
Black Women in Medicine
This documentary honors black female doctors around the country who work diligently in all facets of medicine.
Friday, February 24 at 10 pm on WFYI 1
American Masters - B.B. King: The Life of Riley
Explore B.B. King’s challenging life and career through candid interviews with the “King of the Blues” himself, as well as his family and fellow musicians.
Monday, February 27 at 9 pm on 90.1 WFYI Public Radio
Uncle Dan's Story Hour - Black History Month Special
Author Dan Wakefield and co-host Will Higgins discuss the groundbreaking 1955 Emmett Till murder trial in Mississippi. Plus, conversations with Patricia Payne, curator of the Crispus Attucks High School Museum; Bill Hampton, an Indiana Basketball Hall of Famer on the Attucks team that became the first black high school team in the country to win a state championship; and Phyllis Boyd, director of Groundwork Indy.
PBS wants to know how Black History & Culture influences your life, what it means to you, and directly from your point of view.
Tell us about the people, moments and movements that inspire you... through a favorite quote! Browse our photo gallery for inspiration, and then it's your turn. Add your quote to the conversation by using the hashtag #MyBlackHistory.