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We celebrate Black History Month with a special video series

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January 30, 2018


Every Sunday evening in February RETN will air films that explore African American history, stories, art, and culture on Channel 16 and on BTV HD Channel 216. See our list of videos and air times below.

  • Picturing Frederick Douglass with John Stauffer, PhD

    2/11 at 8:00 PM
    A talk exploring Frederick Douglass' complex relationship with photography, hosted by the historic Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh.

  • Courage Has No Color

    2/11 at 9:30pm
    They became America's first black paratroopers. Why was their story never told? Sibert medalist Tanya Lee Stone looks at the history of the Triple Nickles during World War II.

  • The Fetish Revisited: Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make

    2/11 at 10:00 PM
    J. Lorand Matory, director of the Center for African and African American Research at Duke, adds context to the 2017 Fleming Museum Exhibit "Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic."

  • I am Vermont Too

    2/18 at 8:00 PM
    The 2017 "I Am Vermont Too" project reveal and Black Lives Matter Day event features an exhibition of photographs that aim to highlight the intersectionality of Vermont's communities of color and their many stories.

  • In the Shadow of Liberty

    2/18 at 8:30 PM
    Kenneth C. Davis visits the Northshire Bookstore to discuss his new book for young readers IN THE SHADOW OF LIBERTY: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF SLAVERY, FOUR PRESIDENTS, AND FIVE BLACK LIVES.

  • Clemmons Family Farm: The Stories Behind the Stories

    2/18 at 9:00 PM
    At the historic Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, we listen to family stories told by Jack and Lydia Clemmons, and learn how their daughter, Lydia, works to document and preserve family stories.

  • What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

    2/18 at 10:00 PM
    A dynamic community reading of Frederick Douglas's fiery 1852 speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" at the Essex Free Library.

  • Daisy Turner's Kin: An African American Family Saga

    2/25 at 10:00 PM
    Jane Beck of the VT Folklife Center considers Daisy Turner’s narrative and family history in terms of memory and within a larger canvas of social, cultural, and historical events.