AFN honoring Black History Month
The American Forces Network (AFN) is honoring Black History Month with movies and specials that tell the story of America’s struggle with equal rights, a hit movie debut and performances from legendary groups from the famed Apollo Theater.
“We are so very proud to honor the national theme of ‘Hallowed Grounds’ with our own special celebration of significant locales from African-American history and culture,” said Karreem A. Lowe, AFN Chief of Programming. “A major highlight this month is the very moving, powerful movie Selma. It debuts on AFN|movie Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. JKT/CET. We’re also highlighting a variety of films and TV series on all our entertainment channels. Each title represents some location of significance in the African American experience,” Lowe said.
In addition to Selma, AFN|movie is airing a mix of recent and classic movies: 12 Years a Slave, Roots, Amistad, Miracle at St. Anna, Men of Honor, Red Tails, The Help, and The Heat of the Night, The Soloist, Won’t Back Down and Fruitvale Station.
AFN|spectrum airs the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens, with documentaries on Jim Crow racism and a secret spy network in Mississippi Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. CET/JKT. AFN|spectrum airs JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. CET/JKT. The program focuses on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act 1965.
Watch musical performances by the legendary Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, The Isley Brothers and Earth Wind and Fire from the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. The concerts air the first three Saturdays in February at 2 p.m. CET/10 p.m. JKT on AFN|prime Pacific.
Visit myafn.net and click on “Black History Month” for a full listing of programs, show times, channels, changes and updates.