Celebrating Black History Month

The Night James Brown Saved Boston

The Night James Brown Saved Boston

On April 4, 1968, the leader of the nonviolent resistance movement, Martin Luther King, was assassinated in Memphis. On April 5, 1968, James Brown sang, and the city of Boston didn’t burn down. This film tells the story of the pivotal role that James Brown—and that particular James Brown concert—played in the political, social and cultural history of the country, focusing on 1968, a defining year for America. Using actual performance footage and the personal recollections of James Brown’s band members, friends like activist Reverend Al Sharpton, personal manager Charles Bobbitt, Princeton University Professor Dr. Cornel West, Boston citizens, those who attended the concert, politicians (such as former Boston Mayor Kevin White) and Newsweek’s David Gates, The Night James Brown Saved Boston tells the compelling story of an artist at the absolute peak of his powers using his artistry for the greater good.

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Soul!: S1 E3 - Frederick Douglass
Soul!

Soul!: S1 E3 - Frederick Douglass

This program traces the roots of Black protest in America by means of passages from Frederick Douglass' greatest orations, dramatized by Arthur Bufghardt, interspersed with performances by drummer Max Roach, his jazz ensemble and the 22 voices of the J. C. White Singers.

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The Trials Of Darryl Hunt

The Trials Of Darryl Hunt

"The Trials of Darryl Hunt" is a feature documentary about a brutal rape/murder case and a wrongly convicted man, Darryl Hunt, who spent nearly twenty years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Both a social justice story and a personally driven narrative, the film chronicles this capital case from 1984 through 2004. With exclusive footage from two decades, the film frames the judicial and emotional response to a chilling crime - and the implications that reverberate from Hunt's conviction - against a backdrop of class and racial bias in the South and in the American criminal justice system. This documentary is the culmination of ten years of research and filming.

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Night Of The Living Dead

Night Of The Living Dead

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.

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The Dick Cavett Show: Black History Month - Alice Walker (November 6, 1989)
The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show: Black History Month - Alice Walker (November 6, 1989)

Dick Cavett interviews author of The Color Purple, Alice Walker.

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B.B. King: Live At The Royal Albert Hall

B.B. King: Live At The Royal Albert Hall

On June 28, 2011, the "King of the Blues" B.B. King played to an adoring sold-out crowd at London's spectacular Royal Albert Hall. It was another unforgettable night in the career of one of the most legendary bluesmen to ever pick up a guitar.

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The Johnny Carson Show: The Best Of Richard Pryor (1/17/74)
The Johnny Carson Show

The Johnny Carson Show: The Best Of Richard Pryor (1/17/74)

Pryor is joined by Fernando Lamas and “The Exorcist” author William Peter Blatty.

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Jackie Robinson: My Story

Jackie Robinson: My Story

Jackie Robinson: My Story is a cinematic home run. Chronicling tragedy, triumph, dignity and great courage, this is the story of a man who changed the course of American history.

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An Evening At The Improv: S1 E6 - Flip Wilson
An Evening At The Improv

An Evening At The Improv: S1 E6 - Flip Wilson

Hosted by Flip Wilson and featuring comedians: Dave Coulier, Carl Wolfson, Billy Riback, and Mark Goldstein. Enjoy another fun filled comedic evening at America's first stand-up comedy club, The Improv.

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Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap

Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap

Ice-T travels coast to coast interviewing rap performers such as Q-Tip, Common and Kanye West to pay tribute to the musical art form.

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