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Tune in to view a wide variety of Black History programming that is airing on NNPS-TV in February.

Educational shows about the American Civil War, Reconstruction, and the struggle for Civil Rights are highlighted.

New programming from the National Gallery of Art includes "Forward 54th!" which is a stage production about the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first regiments of African-American soldiers formed during the Civil War. This company was honored with sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens's large bronze monument on Boston Common.

An episode of "Great American Speeches" focuses on John F. Kennedy's and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Promises and Dreams."

"Famous African-Americans" explores important contributions made by Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, Coretta Scott King, and others.

Features in the realm of science include programs from NASA: about African-American Leadership and one called "Trailblazers - The Story of a Tuskegee Airman."

"A Tribute to David C. Driskell" is the National Gallery of Art's four-part series exploring the life and work of the preeminent African-American Art scholar who died in 2020.

Additionally, episodes of a student-produced show called, "A Black History Moment," will air this month. They feature biographical infomation about figures in African-American history.

See the NNPS-TV Program Guide for more.


NNPS-TV can be seen on Cox Channel 47, Verizon Fios 17, and via livestream on Roku and Apple TV, and on the NNPS-TV app.

The webstream may be seen online at nnpstv.com or at livestream.nnpstv.com.

NNPS-TV Program Guide