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HISTORY® Features Black History Month Programming and Online Content

HISTORY Classroom and History.com feature study guides, video clips, and other resources for Black History Month lesson plans, projects, and activities. Visit us online for short videos, background information and more.

Honor Deferred, Monday, February 9 at 6am/5c More than 1 million African Americans served in WWII. Yet despite their bravery and courage both on the battlefield and off, not one of the 432 Medals of Honor awarded during World War II went to a black soldier. Fifty years after the war, the U.S. Army investigated why none of these Medals had been awarded to African Americans. Honor Deferred explores this investigation and the stories of seven men whose acts of heroism were finally recognized.

King, Monday, Tuesday, February 17 at 8am/7c King is an unforgettable 2-hour documentary event which tells the epic story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This program traces King’s remarkable journey for civil rights: from his key leadership role in the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, through his rise as a world figure, to his tragic assassination in Memphis in 1968. King presents a retrospective and insightful exploration of this extraordinary leader, retracing his journey and examining the indelible mark he left on the nation and the world.

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