Marian Anderson in the documentary "Voice of Freedom"

Black History

Celebrating Black Excellence
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VPM celebrates Black excellence through powerful documentaries, podcasts, specials and more. Explore stories of triumph, adversity, and achievement on VPM PBS, VPM News, VPM Music and social media @myVPM.

 

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Every day, learn about a Black hero who impacted America. Spread the knowledge by sharing the graphics on social media.

 

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Watch documentaries including The Black Church: This is Our Story, This Is Our Song, an intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America

 

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Listen to incredible stories of American freedom, told by those who made it a reality in this new podcast by VPM and Witness Docs.

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Listen to specials from NPR and NPR Music online or on-air including Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans, a documentary series exploring the historical bond between the two places through music.

 

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Watch a curated YouTube playlist from PBS Digital Studios which includes Say It Loud, a series exploring the complexity of the Black experience and the many ways Black Americans have influenced American life.

 

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Enter the VPM KIDS Poster Contest to honor a Black hero in your life. All submissions will be entered to win a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad and could be featured on VPM.

 

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Learn about an incredible group of individuals who made history and whose legacies continue to benefit all Americans.

 

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