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This February, WUCF presents an exciting lineup of programming in honor of Black History Month! We are committed to honoring the achievements of Black Americans, while supporting awareness and understanding of racial history in America. This month we will show films about past and present events, while shedding light on new voices through diverse and inclusive stories.

Headlining this lineup is the two-part series"The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song,hosted by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr, that traces the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America. Below are the titles you don’t want to miss:


Antiques Roadshow: Celebrating Black Americana

Monday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. on WUCF


Marching Forward

Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 9 p.m. on WUCF

Thursday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. on WUCF

Sunday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. on WUCF

Description: MARCHING FORWARD shares the story of two high school band directors – one black, one white – whose love of music and dedication to their students inspired an atypical collaboration in the segregated south. This documentary tells the story of how their friendship and professional cooperation resulted in the experience of a lifetime for two Orlando-area bands at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Interviews with former students, recount this chapter in Orlando’s history – both the moments of unity forged in the community, as well as the challenges and inequities of the Jim Crow-era South.

Watch Trailer Here


The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards 2020

Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. on WUCF


The Education of Harvey Gantt

Sunday, Feb. 7 at 12:30 p.m. on WUCF


American Masters: Sammy Davis Jr.

Sunday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. on WUCF


American Experience Going Back TO T-Town

Monday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. on WUCF


Finding Your Roots: Slave Trade

Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 9 p.m. on WUCF


Fighting on Both Fronts: The Story Of The 370TH

Sunday, Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m. on WUCF


American Experience: Freedom Riders

Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. on WUCF


1964: The Fight For A Right

Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. on WUCF


The Long Song

Sundays at 10 p.m. on WUCF


American Experience: Voice Of Freedom

Monday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. on WUCF


Finding Your Roots: Write My Name In The Book Of Life

Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. on WUCF


The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

Part 1: Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. on WUCF

Part 2: Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 9 p.m. on WUCF

Description: Tracing the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America, THE BLACK CHURCH reveals how Black people have worshipped and, through their spiritual journeys, improvised ways to bring their faith traditions from Africa to the New World, while translating them into a form of Christianity that was not only truly their own, but a redemptive force for a nation whose original sin was found in their ancestors’ enslavement across the Middle Passage.

Watch Episode One Here

Watch Episode Two Here

 


The Groveland Four

Friday, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. on WUCF

Description: July, 1949: Four young black men are accused of rape by a 17-year-old woman in rural Lake County, Florida. The case of “The Groveland Four” included a race riot, torture, multiple murders, two trials and a Supreme Court reversal. Though widely covered by the national press, the case has been largely forgotten... even though it helped lay a foundation for the Civil Rights Movement.

Watch Trailer Here


Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America

Friday, Feb. 19 at 10 p.m. on WUCF


Fannie Lou Hammer: Stand Up

Sunday, Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m. on WUCF


Freedom Summer: American Experience

Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. on WUCF

Check local listings for re-airs


Independent Lens: Mr. Soul

Monday, Feb. 22 at 10 p.m. on WUCF