Black History Month 2017: What to Watch

A sampling of cable shows highlighting African-American heritage and culture set to air in February 2/06/2017 8:00 AM Eastern
Smithsonian Channel's "The Obama Years: The Power of Words" will feature the 44th president's speech at the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

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(Editor’s note: The following shows aired prior to publication: BET miniseries Madiba and series The Quad, both on Feb. 1.)


Feb. 5

In Focus: Black Women in Media (special)

Africa Channel

Shades of You (special)

Africa Channel


Feb. 8

News One Now Primetime Special: Excellence in Black Hollywood (special)

TV One


Feb. 10

Animal Nation With Anthony Anderson (series)

Animal Planet

No Regrets (movie)

Urban Movie Channel


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Feb. 11

48th NAACP Image Awards (special)

TV One

The Black 14: Wyoming Football 1969 (special)



Feb. 12

Fighting for Kings and Empires (special)

Africa Channel


Feb. 15

Sway's Universe Doomsday Cypher 2 (special)

Revolt Tv


Feb. 17

Hatching Shakespeare (movie)

Urban Movie Channel


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Feb. 20

The Breaks (series)


MLK Now 2017 (special)

Revolt Tv


Feb. 21

Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark (special)



Feb. 25

Media (scripted series)

TV One


Feb. 26

Black and Blue (special)

Revolt Tv 


Feb. 27

The Obama Years: The Power of Words (special)

Smithsonian Channel

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