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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 […]

UNCOVERING CHRIS ROCK'S ROOTS

Published on January 25, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

Chris Rock was interviewed on Oprah this past Wednesday, on his experience discovering his roots. Rock is one of the prominent African-Americans that Harvard professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. helps to discover their roots in the groundbreaking PBS series African American Lives 2, coming to NPT and PBS Stations nationwide on February 6 and […]