Black History Month

Southern Storytellers

Tue, 07/25/2023 - 9:00pm

The American South is known for its boundless creativity, absorbing personalities, and evocative landscapes.


Southern Storytellers

Tue, 07/18/2023 - 9:00pm

Celebrate Southern identity with contemporary creators of literature, music, film, and TV.


POV: A Story of Bones

Mon, 07/03/2023 - 10:00pm

Annina van Neel works to reclaim the neglected history of St. Helena after the remains of thousands of formerly enslaved Africans are uncovered on the remote island.


Hochstein at High Falls: Zahyia

Thu, 08/03/2023 - 12:10pm

Zahyia continues to push the boundaries on what it means to be a Black American Woman through her diverse musical experience in a wide range of genres (hip-hop to music theater).


Mavis Staples at Symphony Center, Chicago

Sun, 06/11/2023 - 11:30pm

Civil rights icon and living legend Mavis Staples returned home to Chicago and Symphony Center for one night only on February 4, 2023.


American Masters - Little Richard: The King and Queen of Rock and Roll

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 9:00pm

Experience the meteoric rise and enduring legacy of Little Richard.


American Experience: Goin’ Back to T-Town

Tue, 05/23/2023 - 9:00pm

The story of Greenwood, an extraordinary Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that prospered during the 1920s and 30s despite rampant and hostile segregation.


Zora Neale Hurston – Filmmaker Talk with Tracy Heather Strain on Facebook Live

Wed, 05/10/2023 - 8:00pm

Join us for a program with award winning filmmaker, Tracy Heather Strain, who is the director of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s ZORA NEALE HURSTON: Claiming A Space on PBS. 


Beyond the Baton: A Conductor's Journey

Sun, 05/07/2023 - 1:00pm

This film documents Thomas Wilkins experience as a Black conductor and his larger impact on the musical world.


Next at the Kennedy Center - Continuum: Jason Moran & Christian McBride

Fri, 04/21/2023 - 10:00pm

Music icons Jason Moran and Christian McBride collaborate for an electrifying performance at the Kennedy Center.

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