In Honor of Black History month we’re celebrating the lives and achievements of Carroll County’s African American residents.
Throughout the month of February, the Community Media Center will showcase the rich heritage of African-Americans by featuring a variety of programming on cable channel 19, Carroll County’s Public Access Channel.
A few of the programs featured will include:
- African American Trailblazers: A compilation of interviews of local individuals who were pioneers in a variety of fields such as Community Action, Education and Sports. Profiles of Community Advocates will air on Thursdays at 4:30 PM, Pioneers in Education will be featured on Fridays at 2:30 PM and local Pioneers in Sports will be broadcast on Fridays at 3:30 PM
- The March on Washington: Is a documentary featuring local residents who were part of the historic event on August 28th, 1963. Residents share their stories and memories of how this remarkable event helped usher in a new age of civil rights and liberties. The March on Washington Documentary will air Tuesdays at 4:00 PM
- Robert Moton School: The Hope of a Community
Produced by CMC Member Patricia Mack-Preston, this one-hour documentary features local residents who attended the Segregated Robert Moton High School. The program honors the African Americans who attended the school and records their memories about segregated education; the struggles, the triumphs, the pursuit of excellence and their experiences when integrating Carroll County Schools in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Robert Moton School: The Hope of a Community will air Saturdays at 3:00 PM.
- The History of White Rock Church
One of the oldest African-American Churches in the County, White Rock Church traces its roots back to 1868. Church records show that many of the current parishioners can trace their families back to those founding members. The documentary features interviews with Reverend Douglas Sands and various church members. The History of White Rock Church airs Tuesdays at 10:00 PM.
In addition to these documentaries, Channel 19 will feature a variety of interviews from the Carroll County History Projects vast archive of oral histories.
For a complete listing of programs, dates and times, please visit our program schedule.