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Smithsonian Channel dedicates Saturdays to Black History Month

Every Saturday in the month of February will see dedicated Black History Month programming on Smithsonian Channel, kicking off with a doc on the struggle to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
February 3, 2011

Every Saturday in the month of February will see dedicated Black History Month programming on Smithsonian Channel, kicking off with a doc on the struggle to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

On February 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, Smithson Channel will premiere Smithsonian Spotlight: Museum in the Making, documenting the first new museum to be constructed on the National Mall in many years.  The museum is set to open in 2015.

Also airing on February 5 is Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4 (pictured) about the four African-American college students whose nonviolent sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter started a revolution, and Lives that Changed the World: Nelson Mandela.

Other programming to be featured includes Sound Revolution: Blues Beginning; Sound Revolution: Traveling Blues; Lives that Changed the World: Muhammad Ali; and Smithsonian Spotlight: Scurlock Studio.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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