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):
Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War
One Thousand Years of Slavery
RACE: Bubba Wallace
The Secret History of the Civil War
Proud Family: Louder and Prouder
Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming
NAACP Image Awards
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