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Black History Month: What To Watch (February 15-February 28)

 
Cable programmers and streaming services are commemorating Black History Month with numerous African American-themed original scripted series, movies, documentaries and specials. 

Here's a sampling of what's on tap for the second half of February (for some videos, viewer discretion is advised):

 Feb. 18

Uprooted

(documentary)

Discovery Plus 

Feb. 18

Lincoln’s Dilemma

(miniseries)

Apple TV Plus

Feb. 21

Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War

(documentary)

History

Feb. 21

One Thousand Years of Slavery

(documentary)

Smithsonian Channel 

Feb. 22

RACE: Bubba Wallace

(sports documentary)

Netflix

Feb. 22

The Secret History of the Civil War

(documentary)

History

Feb. 23

Proud Family: Louder and Prouder

(animated series)

Disney Plus

Feb. 23

Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches

(documentary)

HBO Max

Feb. 25

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming

(movie)

Netflix

Feb. 26

NAACP Image Awards

(special)

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R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.