Celebrate Black History Month
Throughout the month of February the Community Media Center (CMC) will highlight the heritage and achievements of Carroll County's African-American community by featuring a variety of locally produced programming.
Celebrate Black History Month
February is Black History Month and the Community Media Center (CMC) will celebrate the rich heritage and achievements of Carroll County’s African-American community by featuring a variety of special programming on Comcast cable channel HD 1086 and on cable Channel 19 throughout the month of February.
Cable Channel HD 1086 will air special programming: Mondays & Fridays at 9:00 am and Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:00 pm.
Cable Channel 19 will air special programming: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 8:00 pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 pm.
A few of the programs viewers will see in February include:
- Carroll County NAACP’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast: Coverage of the Carroll County NAACP’s 17th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. Guest speaker: Richard Turner, Executive Director of the Community Media Center talks about the importance of diversity in media. Coverage of the Carroll County NAACP’s 17th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast will air throughout the month of February.
- The March on Washington: This CMC documentary, produced in partnership with the Carroll County NAACP, features local residents who were part of the historic event on August 28, 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 February 1, 2020 through February 8, 2020
- The Rock of Our Ancestors: This Community Media Center (CMC) produced documentary explores the origins, history and impact of Carroll County’s small, African-American Churches. As the documentary shows, Carroll County’s houses of worship have not only served as a source of strength and comfort, but also have been vessels of history; some tracing their roots back over 100 years. Their loss goes beyond a simple building. It is the very heritage of their ancestors and the identity of an entire community that is at stake. Rev. Douglas Sands of White Rock Independent Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. served as Executive Producer. The Rock of Our Ancestors will air February 8, 2020 through February 14, 2020
- African American Trailblazers: Produced by the CMC in partnership with the Carroll County NAACP, this collection of programs is a compilation of interviews with local individuals who were pioneers in a variety of fields such as Community Action, Education, Politics and Sports. African American Trailblazers will air February 15, 2020 through February 21, 2020.
- Robert Moton School - The Hope of a Community: This one-hour documentary, produced by CMC Member, Patricia Mack-Preston, features local residents who attended the Robert Moton High School. The program honors the individuals who attended the school and records their memories about segregated education; the struggles, the triumphs, the pursuit of excellence and their experiences during desegregation in Carroll County. Robert Moton School - The Hope of a Community will air February 22, 2020 through February 29, 2020.
In addition, the Community Media Center will broadcast a variety of interviews from the Carroll County History Project’s vast archive of oral histories. Interested residents can explore the Carroll County History Project’s oral history collection on line at www.CarrollHistory.org.