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Black History Month in Vermont

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January 31, 2019

February is Black History Month, a national observance since 1976. Here at RETN, we recognize that African-American history is American history, and our community's history.

To celebrate and honor Black History Month, we have collected new and previously-aired programming that represents Black History Month through work produced by, about, and with African-American Vermonters, and contemplations of black history for Vermont audiences. Each Monday in February, we will be airing shows that celebrate Black History Month -- see our full schedule below:


 

Listen to THE UPSIDE every Wednesday from 9-11 AM on WBTV-LP 99.3 FM Burlington.

Black History Month Videos

ON TV

Every Monday night starting at 8 PM throughout the month of February.
On RETN Channel 16 & BTVHD Channel 216.

 

2/4
8:00 - I am Vermont Too: Logan Samuels
8:30 - Harvey Whitfield: The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont
9:30 - Dr. T Leon Williams & Maria Dykema Erb on MLK

2/11
8:00 - I am Vermont Too: Margie Woods
8:30 - Emily Bernard: "Black is the Body" Book Launch
9:30 - Clemmons Family Farm: The Stories Behind the Stories

2/18
8:00 - We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (featuring Emily Bernard)
9:30 - To Sing of Common Things: The Voices of Young People in Vermont (Lena Ginawi & Kiran Waqar)

2/25
8:00 - VYO: Depictions of a Dream
9:30 - Marcus Wicker: MLK Day Celebration Keynote