Chat & Learn: Black History Month

February 9, 2016
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Join KLRN for this month’s Chat & Learn as we explore resources from PBS LearningMedia you can use to provide your students with an in-depth and thorough understanding of black history. We’ll also explore ways to incorporate black history year-round.

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Trailer

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking six-part series premiering October 22, 2013. Written and presented by Professor Gates, the series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, politic strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed.

"The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" wins a duPont

The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award is one of broadcast journalism’s highest honors, celebrating documentaries, news reporting and investigate journalism. In a Listening In segment, MetroFocus features excerpts from the acceptance speech for the PBS program The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. which was one of this year’s winners.

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

William Still was one of the most important, yet largely unheralded heroes of the Underground Railroad. Still was determined to get as many runaways as he could to "Freedom's Land," smuggling them across the US border to Canada. Bounty hunters could legally abduct former slaves living in the so-called free northern states, but under the protection of the British, Canada provided sanctuary for fugitive slaves.

THE MARCH | The day of the event | PBS

THE MARCH, narrated by Denzel Washington, reveals the dramatic story behind the event through the remembrances of key players such as Jack O'Dell, Clarence B. Jones, Julian Bond and Andrew Young. Supporters and other testimonials of the March include Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte and Diahann Carroll. Additional interviewees include Roger Mudd, the CBS anchorman who reported from the March, Clayborne Carson, founding director of Stanford's Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute and a participant in the March, and Oprah Winfrey, whose life was transformed by watching the March on television along with millions of other Americans. Also featured are the remembrances of ordinary citizens who joined some 250,000 Americans who thronged to the capital on that momentous day to peacefully demand an end to two centuries of discrimination and injustice. This clip focuses on the excitement of the day -- August 28, 1963 -- when Marchers flowed into the city by the thousands. THE MARCH premieres Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 9pm ET. Learn more at www.pbs.org/black-culture/explore/march-on-washington

THE MARCH | Participant personal remembrances | PBS

THE MARCH, narrated by Denzel Washington, reveals the dramatic story behind the event through the remembrances of key players such as Jack O'Dell, Clarence B. Jones, Julian Bond and Andrew Young. Supporters and other testimonials of the March include Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte and Diahann Carroll. Additional interviewees include Roger Mudd, the CBS anchorman who reported from the March, Clayborne Carson, founding director of Stanford's Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute and a participant in the March, and Oprah Winfrey, whose life was transformed by watching the March on television along with millions of other Americans. Also featured are the remembrances of ordinary citizens who joined some 250,000 Americans who thronged to the capital on that momentous day to peacefully demand an end to two centuries of discrimination and injustice. In this clip organizers and participants -- Joyce Ladner, Fatima Cortez-Todd, Harry Belafonte, Rachelle Horowitz and Clayborne Carson -- share personal remembrances of the March.. THE MARCH premieres Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 9pm ET. Learn more at www.pbs.org/black-culture/explore/march-on-washington

THE MARCH | Kennedy administrations's concerns | PBS

THE MARCH, narrated by Denzel Washington, reveals the dramatic story behind the event through the remembrances of key players such as Jack O'Dell, Clarence B. Jones, Julian Bond and Andrew Young. Supporters and other testimonials of the March include Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte and Diahann Carroll. Additional interviewees include Roger Mudd, the CBS anchorman who reported from the March, Clayborne Carson, founding director of Stanford's Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute and a participant in the March, and Oprah Winfrey, whose life was transformed by watching the March on television along with millions of other Americans. Also featured are the remembrances of ordinary citizens who joined some 250,000 Americans who thronged to the capital on that momentous day to peacefully demand an end to two centuries of discrimination and injustice. Then one sentence specific to that clip: This clip reveals the concerns of the Kennedy administration about the March, and the preparations the government made in case violence occurred. THE MARCH premieres Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 9pm ET. Learn more at www.pbs.org/black-culture/explore/march-on-washington/#.UhUx_Rumh8E

THE MARCH | Harry Belafonte organizes March attendees | PBS

THE MARCH, narrated by Denzel Washington, reveals the dramatic story behind the event through the remembrances of key players such as Jack O'Dell, Clarence B. Jones, Julian Bond and Andrew Young. Supporters and other testimonials of the March include Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte and Diahann Carroll. Additional interviewees include Roger Mudd, the CBS anchorman who reported from the March, Clayborne Carson, founding director of Stanford's Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute and a participant in the March, and Oprah Winfrey, whose life was transformed by watching the March on television along with millions of other Americans. Also featured are the remembrances of ordinary citizens who joined some 250,000 Americans who thronged to the capital on that momentous day to peacefully demand an end to two centuries of discrimination and injustice. In this clip Harry Belafonte talks about organizing a contingent of actors and entertainers from Hollywood to attend the March. THE MARCH premieres Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 9pm ET. Learn more at www.pbs.org/black-culture/explore/march-on-washington

Maya Angelou's Poem "On the Pulse of Morning"

This is video footage of Maya Angelou reciting her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at the 1993 Presidential Inaugural. This footage is official public record produced by the White House Television (WHTV) crew, provided by the Clinton Presidential Library. Date: January 20, 1993 Location: US Capitol. Washington, DC ARC Identifier: 1261433 www.archives.gov/research/search/ Access Restriction(s): unrestricted Use Restrictions(s): unrestricted Camera: White House Television (WHTV) / Main This material is public domain, as it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the U.S. Government as part of that person's official duties. Any usage must receive the credit "Courtesy; William J. Clinton Presidential Library," and no exclusive rights or permissions are granted for usage.

Independent Lens | More Than a Month | Clip 1 | PBS

Watch more videos from "Independent Lens" at video.pbs.org/program/independent-lens/ Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman hits the streets of New York to collect signatures in favor expanding Black History Month beyond February. In the process, he hears arguments both for and against observing a single Black History Month. Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, is on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this tongue-in-cheek journey, More Than a Month investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a "post-racial" America. www.itvs.org/films/more-than-a-month Premiering February 16, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org/independentlens/broadcast.html Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org/independentlens Learn more about Community Cinema: www.pbs.org/independentlens/getinvolved/

Independent Lens | More Than a Month | Clip 2 | PBS

Watch more videos from "Independent Lens" at video.pbs.org/program/independent-lens/ When filmmaker Shukree Tilghman goes to a gathering of Confederate history enthusiasts in Virginia, he feels as if he has stepped behind enemy lines. While participants advocate for the establishment of a special month dedicated to their own heritage and history, it seems that some particpants do not see how the issue of slavery and the African American experience intersects with their own. Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, is on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this tongue-in-cheek journey, More Than a Month investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a "post-racial" America. www.itvs.org/films/more-than-a-month Premiering February 16, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org/independentlens/broadcast.html Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org/independentlens Learn more about Community Cinema: www.pbs.org/independentlens/getinvolved/

Independent Lens | More Than a Month | Clip 3 | PBS

Watch more videos from "Independent Lens" at video.pbs.org/program/independent-lens/ In 2005, the Philadelphia public school district became the first in the country to establish a mandatory African American history graduation requirment. Now, students spend an entire year looking at the African American experience. Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, is on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this tongue-in-cheek journey, More Than a Month investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a "post-racial" America. www.itvs.org/films/more-than-a-month Premiering February 16, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org/independentlens/broadcast.html Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org/independentlens Learn more about Community Cinema: www.pbs.org/independentlens/getinvolved/

PBS Black Culture Connection

The PBS Black Culture Connection is your resource and guide to films, stories and voices across public television centered around Black history & culture. We're committed to bringing you the best of PBS and helping you explore Black history and culture around the world through award-winning programs, special online events, chats ... and more! Celebrate black history every month. Take the challenge and pledge to stay connected today: www.pbs.org/black-culture/connect/e-news/

PBS LearningMedia 101: Quick Training Guide

This short video serves as a brief introduction to PBS LearningMedia, and includes an overview of basic concepts including searching, browsing, and filtering content to find the exact resources you need for your lesson plans.

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    The mission of KLRN is to enrich the lives of people throughout South Central Texas through the power of communication—providing quality programs and services that advance education, art and culture, and community.

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  • Lisa McGrath

    Lisa McGrath is the Director of School Services at KLRN Public Television. She's taught at the elementary, secondary, and university levels, and has found her home at the station, where she implements projects that enhance both teaching and learning. Outside the office, her passion is pets--as evidenced by her furry brood of dogs and cats.

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