Here are some of the activities around the metro celebrating Black History Month.
theGRIO REPORT - It's no secret: President Barack Obama is a huge fan of the HBO show 'The Wire.' The president had an opportunity to interview the show's creator David Simon in a candid conversation about TV, drug policy and law enforcement.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Sunday, Feb 16, 2:00-3:00 PM Share the Journey
Sunday, Feb 23, 1:00-2:00 PM Share the Journey
50 Years of Change: Share the Journey
As Americans welcomed in 1963; "Lassie" was one of television's most popular shows, the Beatles were recording their first album, and a young president was about to begin a second year in office. All seemed right… but it wasn't. America was a nation on edge and before the year would end, it would never be same. 50 years ago a revolution of change was launched on streets across our nation. The man leading the crusade was a young Atlanta minister; the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King's message was one of non-violence; yet to some he was a symbol of hate. Join 11Alive News as we examine how the watershed moments of 1963 still resonate today. Our primetime special will include recent interviews with such notables as former President Jimmy Carter, Congressman John Lewis the youngest person to speak at the historic March on Washington and the only speaker still alive today. Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin was in the audience that day, she recounts how Dr King's words impacted her life forever. You will also hear from the Reverend Andrew Young and Dr. Joseph Lowery, two men who played pivotal roles in the civil rights movement. And you won't forget the emotional story of Carolyn McInstry, who at 14 years old stared down police dogs and water hoses and survived the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church which claimed the lives of four close friends.
Sunday, Feb 2, 1:00-2:00 AM – (documentary) Rising from the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter
Wednesday, Feb 5, 4:30-6:00 AM – (documentary) In the Shadow of Hollywood: Race Movies and the Birth of Black Cinema
Sunday, Feb 9, 1:00-2:00 AM – (documentary) A Defining Moment
Sunday, Feb 16, 1:00-2:30 AM – (documentary) A Colored Life: The Herb Jeffries Story
Friday, Feb 21, 4:30-6:00 AM – (documentary) A Colored Life: The Herb Jeffries Story
Sunday, Feb 23, 12:30-2:00 AM – (documentary) The Good Fight: James Farmer Remembers the Civil Rights Movement
Monday, Feb 24, 7:30-8:00 PM -The Black Bottom Line: A History of African-American Business Contributions in Atlanta
Sunday, Feb 23, 9:00-930 PM Mission of Hope
Mission of Hope
Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world… The second most populated country in Africa… And the battle ground for a
war most have never heard of. The fight is against Trachoma, a blinding bacterial eye disease. Brenda Wood travels across the globe with a
group of local researchers to confront this extremely contagious disease head-on. They are on a Mission of Hope.
Sunday, Feb 23, 930-10:00 PM The Black Bottom Line: A History of African-American Business Contributions in Atlanta