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Programs Witness: Black History Month

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The BBC World Service presents remarkable stories of African American history, told by the people who were there. Selected from its Witness program, audiences will hear the story of America's first major-party black candidate for president; meet one of the founding members of the first classical ballet company to focus on black dancers; and Ruby Bridges talks about being escorted to school by U.S. Marshals.

About Witness

Go back in time to key events in history and hear the story of our times told by the people who were there.
Witness features first-hand accounts, archive material and insight from historians. Hosted by various BBC World Service presenters.


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Promo spot available: January 31, 2018
Program and rundown available: January 31, 2018


Broadcast Window

February 1-28, 2018, with multiple airings permitted.

Broadcast Rights

All affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before March 1, 2018; subscription to the APM Celebrates packed is not required. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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