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Published on February 7th, 2024 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


The Africa Channel Celebrates Black History Month with Special Programming Honoring Modern Black Legends and African History

This February, The Africa Channel (TAC) is commemorating Black History Month with a lineup of exclusive programming celebrating the rich tapestry of African culture and the enduring legacy of modern Black icons. From insightful documentaries to captivating family films, TAC offers a diverse array of content that entertains, educates, and inspires.

History of Africa

Join Sudanese-British journalist Zeinab Badawi on a captivating journey through Africa’s cultural history with “History of Africa”. This comprehensive series, airing Mondays and Fridays from 8 – 10 pm ET, explores pivotal moments and figures from ancient times to the present day. Delve into episodes such as “Gift of the Nile”, “Resistance and Liberation”, and more as Zeinab Badawi sets the record straight on Africa’s rich heritage.

Modern Black Legends

Discover the stories behind influential Black trendsetters who have left an indelible mark on music, film, sports, politics, and beyond. Tune in to documentaries featuring icons such as Beyoncé, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Kobe Bryant, Michelle Obama, Tyler Perry, and more, airing Wednesdays and Sundays from 8-10 pm ET, and Saturdays from 9 am-12 Noon ET. Learn about their journeys, triumphs, and enduring legacies that continue to shape our world.

Before the Border

Experience the powerful family film “Before the Border”, inspired by historical events and following a determined law student as she retraces the path of the underground railroad. Catch multiple airings of this captivating story throughout February, providing an educational and engaging viewing experience for audiences of all ages.

Ava Hall on Black History Month Programming

“The Africa Channel is proud to present a February lineup that showcases the richness of African culture and the enduring impact of Black leaders,” said TAC Head of Content and Brand Ava Hall. “While our programming celebrates Black History every month, this special lineup offers a glimpse into the informative and entertaining content we curate year-round. We look forward to sharing these compelling stories and more with our audience in 2024.”

About The Africa Channel

The Africa Channel, a division of The Africa Channel Inc., is a linear television network dedicated to demystifying modern Africa for viewers in the Americas. With a diverse range of original series, movies, documentaries, and current affairs programming, TAC aims to entertain, inform, and enlighten audiences across the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Tune in to TAC via leading pay TV distributors and explore the vibrant cultures and stories of Africa.

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