Image

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2021

Black History Month programming is sponsored in part by
    

TELEVISION 7.1

(Comcast 8 & 440)
January 31
  • 10PM- The Long Song on Masterpiece
  • February 1
  • 9PM - Antiques Roadshow Celebrating Black Americana
  • 10PM - American Experience: Freedom Riders
  • February 2
  • 9PM - America’s Hotel on Wheels
  • February 4
  • 8PM - The O’Jay’s Live in New York
  • 10:30PM - The Gennett Suite
  • February 7
  • 2PM - John Lewis: Get in the Way
  • 10PM - The Long Song on Masterpiece
  • February 8
  • 9PM - The American Experience: Going Back to T-Town
  • 10PM - Freedom Summer: American Experience
  • February 9
  • 9PM - Finding Your Roots: Slave Trade
  • February 11
  • 8PM - An Evening with Valerie Simpson, In Honor of Nick Ashford
  • February 12
  • 10PM - Dave Chapelle: The Mark Twain Prize
  • February 14
  • 10PM - The Long Song on Masterpiece
  • 2PM - Reconstruction: America after the Civil War
  • February 15
  • 9PM - American Experience: Voice of Freedom
  • 11PM - A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • February 16
  • 9PM - The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Our Song - More Info
  • February 17
  • 9PM - The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Our Song - More Info
  • February 18
  • 8PM - An Evening with Berry Gordy
  • February 19
  • 11PM - The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards 2020
  • February 21
  • 2PM - Reconstruction: America after the Civil War
  • February 22
  • 10PM - Independent Lens: Mr. Soul!
  • February 23
  • 11PM - The Groveland Four
  • February 25
  • 8PM - An Evening with Smokey Robinson

  • TELEVISION 7.4

    February 3
  • 8PM - Antiques Roadshow Celebrating Black Americana
  • 9PM - Toni Morrison - American Masters: The Pieces I Am
  • 11PM - John Lewis: Get in the Way
  • February 4
  • 9PM - Masterpiece:The Long Song
  • February 6
  • 9PM - Ken Burns Jazz
  • February 7
  • 10PM - Pullman: America’s Hotel on Wheels
    February 10
  • 9PM - American Masters: And Still I Rise - Maya Angelou
  • February 13
  • 9PM - Ken Burns Jazz
  • February 15
  • 10PM - Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
  • February 17
  • 9PM - American Masters Lorraine Hansberry
  • 11PM - An Evening with Ursula Burns
  • February 20
  • 9PM - Ken Burns Jazz
  • February 21
  • 10:30PM - POV: Whose Streets
  • February 24
  • 9PM - American Masters How it Feels to Be Free
  • February 27
  • 7PM -Independent Lens: Mr Soul
  • 8:30PM - Kindred Spirits: Artists Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Ian Thomas Burwell
  • 9PM - Ken Burns Jazz

  • JACKSONVILLE MUSIC EXPERIENCE

    Anthology: Turntable Tuesday
    12PM & 9PM on 89.9 HD3 & the WJCT App
    February 2
    • Curtis: Curtis Mayfield 1970
      Curtis Mayfield Creates a Powerful, Political, Social, Musical Statement with his 1970 solo release of “Curtis”. Including the anthem for a new generation “Move On Up” and “If There Is A Hell Below We’re All Gonna Go” and “We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue”
    February 9
    • Amazing Grace: Aretha Franklin 1972
      “AMAZING GRACE” ARETHA FRANKLIN In 1972, ARETHA released her first gospel album in nearly two decades with Amazing Grace. The album eventually became her biggest-selling release ever, selling over two million copies and becoming the best-selling gospel album of all time.
    February 16
    • What's Going On: Marvin Gaye 1971
      Marvin Gaye’s brother’s return from Viet Nam gave Marvin the inspiration for “What’s Going On” an epic soul stirrer that addressed the problems returning Vets faced in a divided nation.
    February 23
    • SURVIVAL: BOB MARLEY 1979 FEB 23
      On “Survival” 1979 Bob Marley left the Love songs and Three Little Birds behind to express the struggles of a people fighting, hoping and yearning for freedom letting his music become the rallying call for justice. “ Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny, And in this judgement there is no partiality.”
    Anthology: Blues Horizon
    Sunday nights from 7PM to 9PM89.9 HD3 & the WJCT App
    • Blues Horizon celebrates Black History month & the Black Church with a selection of blues and gospel music that spans the last century." Spinning a jukebox of classic and rarities from Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, BB King & Rosetta Tharpe to name a few. The story of the blues is about rising above the pain, above the oppression. Music is about the healing power of catharsis.

    Sights, Sounds, & Spirit of the Black Church
    Thursday, February 11
    7PM - 8:30PM


    In conjunction with the new documentary, The Black Church: This is our Story, This is Our Song by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. WJCT invites you to a community conversation about the Black Church, its history, its music, and its meaning.

    Register Today!

    The Sights, Sounds, & Spirit of the Black Church
    event is sponsored in part by


    The Black Church Initiative
    Submit your story today!

    WJCT Public Media invites members of churches across Northeast Florida to record and share a video that is five minutes or less in length that explains what the black church means to them. Stories will be collected until February 28 and archived in the Florida Collection at the Jacksonville Public Library.

    Click Here