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Black History Month: Programs Representing African American Voices and Stories

Posted by ImOn Communications on Feb 19, 2021 3:23:08 PM

Black History Month from Home

Wondering what you can do to celebrate Black History Month?

Taking some time to learn about the history of this important month is crucial to make sure we carry on and continue to build off the important steps our country has made toward equality, and the lessons we’ve learned from the past. Check out our blog from earlier this month to see how you can get involved with the African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI), learn what they stand for and learn some fun trivia regarding black history right here in Iowa!

You Can Also Tune into These Programs Representing African American Voices and Stories.
  1. John Lewis: Good Trouble – Watch on HBOMax. 60+ years of activism and much more is how U.S. Representative John Lewis spent his life and made his legacy.
  1. Black-ish – Watch now on Hulu. Follow a man’s determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family.

  2. All American – Watch on CW (Channel 810). This sports television series is inspired by the life of a professional American football player who was born and raised in South Los Angeles and played high school football for Beverly Hills High School.

  3. What’s My Name | Muhammed Ali – Watch on HBOMax. Two-part documentary that walks us through the life of the iconic, Muhammed Ali.

  4. George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Life – Watch on PBS (Channel 812). This documentary looks at Carver's rise from slavery to scientist and reveals the full impact of his life and work. 
  1. Harriet – Watch on HBOMax. Chronicled story about abolitionist, Harriet Tubman.
  1. Atlanta – Watch on FX (Channel 856). Two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene to better their lives and the lives of their families.

  2. Selma – Watch on Amazon Prime. Based off a true story, this film chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s historic struggle for equality in 1965.
  1. 42 – Watch on Amazon Prime. This film documents the Brooklyn Dodgers signing Jackie Robinson, forever breaking the color barrier in the MLB.
  1. True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality – Watch on HBOMax (TV-MA). Get a front row seat to the life and work of the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Movement, Alabama public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson.

  2. 13th – Watch on Netflix (TV-MA). This thought-provoking documentary analyzes the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

  3. When They See Us – Watch now on Netflix (TV-MA). Five falsely accused teens from Harlem have to fight to clear their names. Based on a true story.

  4. Insecure – Watch now on HBOMax (TV-MA). This relatable comedy focuses on the friendship of 2 black women who navigate through Los Angeles and defy all stereotypes along the way.

  5. Check out 7 more movies to watch with the family on Disney + during Black History Month!

You can watch or stream these TV shows, movies, documentaries and much more through ImOn’s tailored cable TV packages and high-speed Internet. Ready to make the switch to ImOn?

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