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Standing Against Racism: Fostering Unity Through Dialogue

Understanding racism

To help citizens better understand racial issues challenging our nation, MPT presents several initiatives and a wide selection of programs to watch now via on-demand streaming. We hope these resources provide insight and promote understanding.

Airing on Monday nights on MPT

Monday, May 2 at 9pm
400 Years: Taking the Knee

Monday, May 9 at 9pm
The Long Shadow

Monday, May 16 at 9pm
Invisible History: Middle Florida's Hidden Roots

Monday, May 23 at 9pm
Marching Forward

Monday, May 30 at 9pm
POV Shorts: The Changing Same

Monday, May 30 at 9:30pm
Juneteenth Jamboree

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Black History Month Programming 2022

Black History Month

Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History
MPT2, Thursdays at 10pm

African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross MARATHON
MPT, February 5, starting 11:30am

American Experience “The American Diplomat” 
MPT, February 15, 9pm

American Masters “Marian Anderson” 
MPT, February 8, 9pm

Beyond the Baton: A Conductor’s Journey 
MPT, February 6, 3pm

Fannie Lou Hamer’s America: An America Reframed Special 
MPT, February 22, 9pmPM

Finding Fellowship 
MPT, February 6, 5pm

Go-Go City: Displacement & Protest in Washington, DC 
MPT, February 20, 5pm

In Their Own Words: Chuck Berry 
MPT, February 1, 9pm

Independent Lens “Owned: A Tale of Two Americas” 
MPT, February 7, 9pm

Irma: My Life in Music 
MPT, February 20, 3pm

Just A Mortal Man - The Jerry Lawson Story 
MPT2, February 21, 8pm

Kindred Spirits 
MPT, February 20, 4:30pm

Muhammad Ali 
MPT, Fridays at 9pm

Saving San Domingo 
MPT, February 6, 4pm

Songs at the Center: Celebrating Black History Month 
MPT2, February 7, 8pm

This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer 
MPT, February 20, 10:30pm

Through the Banks of the Red Cedar 
MPT2, February 14, 8pm

Tulsa Race Massacre: 100 Years Later 
MPT, February 14, 9pm

Programming Initiatives

HBCU Week 2021

In Case you missed it

HBCU Week 2021

Available to watch on demand: documentaries and specials from our second annual week of programming in support of historically Black colleges and universities.


This multiplatform investigation from FRONTLINE examines the federal effort to grapple with America’s legacy of more than 150 civil rights era killings.

Race Resources

Additional Resources

A curated selection of external programs and educational materials that seeks to provide insight and understanding on racism.

MPT Programs to Watch Now

PBS Programs to Watch Now