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Maya Angelou, Smokey Robinson Among 2017 Black History Month Features

Published on February 2, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

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

Published on February 2, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

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 […]

Black History Month Programming on NPT

Published on January 30, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

NPT is observing Black History Month with a number of exciting programs celebrating the lives and accomplishments of African Americans. Here’s an overview of February’s offerings: Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. & 9 p.m. Shakespeare Uncovered features Morgan Freeman investigating the origins of The Taming of the Shrew. Freeman was the star of a […]

(Media Update) NPT Celebrates Black History Month In 2012

Published on January 17, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

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 […]