FEB. 1, 10PM
Black: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Enjoy a tribute to the African-English
composer who created the Hiawatha cantata.
Black composers featured throughout the month of February include
Scott Joplin, William Grant Still, Nathaniel Dett, Chevalier De
Saint Georges, William Dawson and Duke Ellington.
FEB. 3, 9PM
American Experience: Scottsboro: An American Tragedy. The
1931 trial of nine young black men, falsely accused of rape by two
white women, draws North and South into their sharpest conflict
since the Civil War, yields two momentous Supreme Court decisions,
and fueled the Civil Rights movement.
FEB. 4, 7:30PM
OnQ. OnQ contributor Angie Corley reports on Pennsylvania's
first National Historic Landmark of the Underground Railroad, the
LeMoyne House in Washington, PA. Only a handful of such sites exist
in the U.S.
FEB. 7, 10PM
Horizons. WQED-produced Black Horizons focuses on this year's
winners of the African American Leadership Awards as well as Pittsburgh's
African American history.
FEB. 10, 2PM
Black Horizons Soul Food Special. Join Black Horizons as
it cooks up some tasty soul food such as Chris Moore's mom's homemade
rolls, nut-encrusted salmon and onion-smothered pork chops.
FEB. 10, 4PM
Willie the Lion. The documentary special looks at stride
pianist Willie "The Lion" Smith.
FEB. 11, 7:30PM (REPEATS 11:30PM; FEB. 12, 12:30PM)
From jazz to gospel, host Chris Moore looks at the history of
Black music in Pittsburgh, including artists Ahmad Jamal, Stanley
Turrentine and Mary Lou Williams, who started their careers here.
FEB. 13, 9PM
A Huey P. Newton Story. Spike Lee collaborates with Roger
Guenveur Smith to bring Smith's one-man play -- a portrait of the
assassinated co-founder of the Black Panther Party -- to television.
FEB. 14, 21 and 28, 10PM
About the South: Voices in Black & White: The History of Modern
Southern Literature. This program studies cultural expression
amid the social and economic turmoil found in Southern literature.
FEB. 17, 3PM
Conjure Women. The spotlight is on four prominent African-American
women artists seeking to bring forward the issues -- past and present,
cultural and economic -- surrounding the history of African-American
women. From the producers of "BrotherMen."
FEB. 17, 4:30PM
in Pride: The Story of Kente in America. Kente, once the cloth
of the West African kings, is now a colorful force in American popular
culture. Learn its origins, exploring how the ancient art survived
colonial rule and emerged as a symbol of independence.
FEB. 17, 10:30PM
Jefferson and Sally Hemings: A Family Conversation. Dig into
a straightforward dialogue about family history, race relations
and America's response to the controversy surrounding the relationship
of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.
FEB. 19, 9PM
Masters: Ralph Ellison: An American Journey. Explore the life
and work of author Ralph Ellison, whose landmark novel, "Invisible
Man," won him a lifetime of awards and honors.
FEB. 19, 10:30PM
Ellison's "King of the Bingo Game." Meet Sonny --
a man who wanders the streets of 1943 Harlem looking for a job to
support his family. He soon looks to chance to be his salvation.
FEB. 20, 7:30PM (REPEATS 11:30PM; FEB 21, 12:30PM)
The Carnegie Museum is in the process of storing the Teenie
Harris archives. Host Chris Moore reports on the careful process
of preserving Harris' historic photos of African-American life in
FEB. 20, 9PM; SUN., FEB. 24, 3PM
BrotherMen. This one-hour documentary features five African-American
men who, through their art, transmit the historic, political and
cultural realities of the African-American experience.
FEB. 20, 10PM
Bob Marley: Rebel Music, An American Masters Special. Tune
in for original insights into the music, politics and spiritual
inspiration of the world's greatest reggae superstar.
FEB. 24, 4PM
Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad.
The documentary recounts the story of the critical eastern line
of the Underground Railroad and its role in the 19th-century antislavery
movement in America.
FEB. 24, 10PM
The Invisible Soldiers: Unheard Voices.
Hear and learn about the more than 1 million African-American men
and women who served during World War II to protect a country that
denied them the freedoms for which they were fighting.
FEB. 25, 7:30PM
(REPEATS 11:30PM; FEB 26, 12:30PM)
OnQ. Host Chris Moore profiles thefour student recipients
of the 2002 WQED/Duquesne Light Scholarships. He will also interview
the adult winners of the African American Leadership Awards, live,
in a special edition of OnQ.