Black History

Maya Angelou, Smokey Robinson Among 2017 Black History Month Features

Posted by on February 2, 2017 at 8:00 am

NPT is observing Black History Month with new programs celebrating the lives and accomplishments of African Americans. This year’s offerings include a new profile of Maya Angelou; a Smokey Robinson special, a new Henry Louis Gates Jr. series; and The Talk, an insightful documentary about conversations parents of color feel they must have with their […]

Black History Month Programming on NPT

Posted by on February 2, 2016 at 8:00 am

NPT is observing Black History Month with a number of exciting programs celebrating the lives and accomplishments of African Americans. We’ll also premiere our latest history documentary, First Black Statesmen: Tennessee’s Self-Made Men, about a group of African-American legislators in the late 1800s.   Other highlights from our February offerings include: Wednesday, February 10, at […]

(Media Update) NPT Celebrates Black History Month In 2012

Posted by on January 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

NPT celebrates Black History Month in 2012 with a slate of extraordinary documentaries and specials,  among them a Tony Award Winner, a Sundance selection and an encore of a Civil Rights story with strong Nashville ties.  A complete list follows. (INDEPENDENT LENS) DAISY BATES: FIRST LADY OF LITTLE ROCK — As a black woman who […]

PRINCE AMONG SLAVES EXPLORES AND ENLIGHTENS

Posted by on January 17, 2008 at 3:22 pm
Prince Among Slaves

PRINCE AMONG SLAVES comes to NPT on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. Narrated by Mos Def, it tells the forgotten true story of an African prince who was enslaved in Mississippi for 40 years before finally achieving freedom and becoming one of the most famous men in America. Co-Executive Producer Michael Wolfe offers […]

TAVIS SMILEY TO APPEAR AT TSU

Posted by on October 24, 2007 at 9:54 am

The Tennessean reports this morning that Tavis Smiley, host of The Tavis Smiley Show, will speak at Tennessee State University on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. as part of his Talented Tenth Tour. Tavis’ event is free to the public. To register, go to www.tavistalks.com. The Tavis Smiley Show can be seen NPT-Channel 8 on Sunday […]

"THE SPIRITUALS" COMES TO NPT WITH LOCAL FEATURES AND FOOTAGE

Posted by on June 29, 2007 at 5:04 pm
The Spirituals

Heads up on a wonderful documentary coming to NPT on Thursday, July 12 at 9:30 p.m. (and PBS stations nationwide throughout the month). The documentary features Middle Tennessee’s Hope Koehler, a Lipscomb University graduate and frequent performer and soloist with the American Spiritual Ensemble (among many, many more accomplishments) and includes footage shot at Fisk […]

NASHVILLE HONORS DEFORD BAILEY WITH A TRIBUTE GARDEN

Posted by on June 26, 2007 at 2:10 pm
DeFord Bailey

DeFord Bailey was the most influential harmonica player in the first half of the 20th century. He was the first African American to join the Grand Ole Opry and was one of its biggest stars. Despite such acclaim, he died quietly in 1982 without recognition of his place in music history. Things started to change […]

"THE CLINTON 12" NAMED 2007 NPT HUMAN SPIRIT AWARD WINNER

Posted by on April 3, 2007 at 9:58 pm
The Clinton 12

Documentary film about 1950s-era segregation in Tennessee to be screened at Nashville Film Festival Nashville Public Television has chosen THE CLINTON 12, a documentary film by director Keith McDaniel that recounts the struggle for racial integration at Tennessee’s Clinton High School in the late 1950s, as the inaugural recipient of its NPT Human Spirit Award. […]

THIS WEEKEND: "LIVING ON" SCREENING IN DICKSON; An Interactive Walk at Fort Negley

Posted by on March 2, 2007 at 4:20 pm
Living On

The Renaissance Center in Dickson will host a free screening of the award-winning documentary Living On: Tennesseans Remembering the Holocaust this weekend on Saturday, March 3. Following the screening will be a question-and-answer session featuring the film’s producer Will Pedigo, photographer Robert Heller and two Nashvillians who fled Nazi Germany during World War II. The […]

NPT PODCASTS: "QUALITY WITH A NEW LEVEL OF CONVENIENCE"

Posted by on February 16, 2007 at 11:24 pm
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I received an e-mail from iTunes yesterday titled “iTunes Spotlight: Public Broadcasting.” I wondered at first if they had found out where I worked, and were doing some targeted direct marketing. But soon realized it was my podcast subscription to “This American Life” that likely tipped them off. Here’s a snippet of how it led […]