Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, ThinkTV has scheduled a variety of programs to enrich viewers' understanding of African-American history and culture. As part of our commitment to provide diverse programming and resources for all Americans year-round, we'll be offering from popular titles alongside with encore programming and online streaming opportunities.

 Black History Month Programs:

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll – American Masters

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll – American MastersWednesday, February 1, at 10pm on ThinkTV14
The flamboyant African-American gospel superstar was a natural-born performer and rebel.

First Peoples: Africa

First Peoples: Africa

Tuesday, February 7, at 8pm on ThinkTV14
Research suggests that humans evolved in many places across the African continent at the same time.

B.B. King: American Masters

B.B. King: American MastersWednesday, February 8, at 10pm on ThinkTV14
Candid interviews shed light on the challenging life and career of “King of Blues” B.B. King.

Mississippi’s Free State of Jones

Mississippi’s Free State of JonesFriday, February 10, at 10:30pm on ThinkTV16
Pro-Union citizens of Jones County, Mississippi rebelled against the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin PrizeSaturday, February 11, at 9:30pm on ThinkTV16
Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson.

Fats Domino: American Masters

Fats Domino: American MastersWednesday, February 15, at 10pm on ThinkTV14
Discover how Fats Domino’s brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues became rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s.

Independent Lens: Accidental Courtesy

Independent Lens: Accidental CourtesyFriday, February 17, at 10:30pm on ThinkTV16
An African-American musician meets members of the Ku Klux Klan and attempts to change their minds.

The Talk: Race in America

The Talk: Race in AmericaMonday, February 20, at 9pm on ThinkTV16
Learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they are stopped by police.

Maya Angelou: American Masters

Maya Angelou: American MastersTuesday, February 21, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Journey through the prolific life of the “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” author and activist.

Africa’s Great Civilizations

Africa’s Great CivilizationsPart 1 – February 27 from 9pm to 11pm on ThinkTV16
Part 2 – March 1 from 9pm to 11pm on ThinkTV16
Part 3 – March 2 from 9pm to 11pm on ThinkTV16
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., travels the length and breadth of Africa to chronicle the continent’s history from a firmly African perspective. 

Finding Your Roots: Family Reunions

Finding Your Roots: Family ReunionsTuesday, February 28, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
DNA technology uncovers the family mysteries of hip hop legends Sean Combs and LL Cool J.