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Black History Month

Kansas City PBS explores the richness and complexity of the Black experience with regular content throughout the year. In the month of February, we are proud to offer additional local and national programming in observance of Black History Month, paying tribute to the prejudice and adversity Black Americans have faced throughout the history of the United States.

Tune in all month for special content celebrating the achievements, culture and strength of the Black community. Additional programming is available online or within Kansas City PBS Passport, an on-demand streaming service available to members, that provides access to exclusive programming online and in the PBS Video app.

Featured Programs

The Black Church | Premieres Feb. 16, 8 p.m.

Explore the 400-year-old story of the black church in America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

6 STREETS | Premieres Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

Join KCPBS as the Black Lives Matter Movement comes to life through the power of art.

The Jazz Ambassadors

Airing Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.
Discover how the Cold War and Civil Rights movement collided in a music story of diplomacy.

On Air in February
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The Jazz Ambassadors
The Jazz Ambassadors
The Jazz Ambassadors
American Experience: Voice of Freedom
American Experience
American Experience: Voice of Freedom
Dave Chappelle: The Mark Twain Prize
Mark Twain Prize
Dave Chappelle: The Mark Twain Prize
Driving While Black
Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in A
Driving While Black
=Goin’ Back to T-Town | American Experience
American Experience
=Goin’ Back to T-Town | American Experience
Mr. SOUL!
Independent Lens
Mr. SOUL!
Voice of Freedom | American Experience
American Experience
Voice of Freedom | American Experience
Land of Opportunity

Land of Opportunity

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Local Films
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Land of Opportunity
Land of Opportunity
Land of Opportunity
Bird: Not Out Of Nowhere
Bird: Not Out Of Nowhere
Bird: Not Out Of Nowhere
Negro League Centennial Celebration
A Century of Change
Negro League Centennial Celebration
6 STREETS
6 STREETS
6 STREETS

curiousKC Kicks off Black History Month With the Stories You Helped Us Find

Read, in chronological order, are some of our most notable curiousKC stories that have focused on Black history in Kansas City. These stories range from famous sports teams and almost forgotten neighborhoods to rich family histories and the ongoing pursuit of social justice.

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