Black History Month is an opportunity for all Americans to recognize the achievements and contributions to our shared history by African Americans. Throughout February, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) will feature programming that shines a light on the accomplishments of African Americans.
This programming includes:
- An Evening with Ken Chenault, 10 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, provides a rare, inside look into the life and career of one of the first African Americans to become CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
- Finding Your Roots: Freedom Tales, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, traces the family history of Golden Globe-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson and morning show host and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan.
- Live from Lincoln Center: Pipeline, 9:30 p.m., Friday, Feb., 8, is a riveting play about an inner-city public high school teacher who sends her own son to a private boarding school.
- Independent Lens: Hale County This Morning, This Evening, 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, offers a glimpse at life in America’s “Black Belt”, simultaneously celebrating its beauty and bearing witness to the consequences of the social construction of race.
- American Masters – Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19., is the first major film documentary to examine the performer’s career and journey through the racial progress of 20th-century America.
- American Masters – Charley Pride: I’m Just Me, traces the journey of Pride from the son of a sharecropper in segregated Mississippi to his career as a Negro American League baseball player, leading to his meteoric rise to country music stardom.
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