Black History Month Specials 2016

Various Times

Join us as we celebrate the incredible achievements and contributions in the arts, literature, sciences, and humanities that African Americans have achieved through the centuries.

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Airs Friday, February 5, at 10 p.m. Told by her daughter, vocalist Lisa Simone Kelly, Feeling Good: The Nina Simone Story is a touching, intimate look at life, work and genius of jazz composer, pianist, vocalist and civil rights activist Nina Simone.

Airs Friday, February 5, at 9 p.m.  Heavenly Sight is an hour long music special featuring stories from blind, black gospel singers and listeners will hear the music of Blind Willie Johnson, Ray Charles, Reverend Gary Davis, Arizona Dranes and The Blind Boys of Alabama. All of these blind artists have fascinating backgrounds and have definitely influenced modern American music. The program features archival interviews, new recordings and some superb musical picks.

Airs Thursday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m. As musicians migrated north following the close of Storyville, New Orleans infamous red-light district, many found their way to the newly revitalized city on the north shore of the Harlem River. This program feature a cross section of their music and stories.

Airs Wednesday, February 3, at 2 p.m. Join the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they celebrate Black History month with Messenger of Peace featuring Peace Like a River, In Christ There Is No East or West, When the Saints Go Marching In, Deep River, and Down by the Riverside. Then we hear them ina program titled Songs From The Soul featuring baritone Robert Sims, Gold Medal winner of the American Traditions Competition.

Below are past programs which we have aired during Black History Month.