Bounce TV & Brown Sugar Celebrate Black History Month


Bounce TV and Brown Sugar will honor Black History Month with programming that will recognize the work and contributions of African Americans. Bounce’s schedule will include:

King– A three-part mini-series about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. starting from his days as a Baptist minister and activist to his 1968 untimely ending on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.Paul Winfield stars as King with a cast that includes Cicely Tyson, Howard E. Rollins Jr. and Ossie Davis. 

Southside With YouThe story of the 1989 afternoon when Barack and Michelle Obama had their first date in Chicago. 

Road To Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story- James Earl Jones stars as Veron John who preceded Martin Luther King Jr. as the minister of the Dexter Avenue Church in Montgomery, Alabama and is known as the father of the Civil Rights Movement. 

Brown Sugar’s curated collection for Black History Month is called A Change Is Gonna Come and includes documentaries and movies including: 

A Woman Called Moses– Cicely Tyson stars as Harriet Tubman the escaped slave who organized the Underground Railroad. 

Huey P. Newton: Prelude To A RevolutionHuey P. Newton was the Black Panther Minister of Defense and the film is a detailed look at his life. 

Michelle Obama: With Hope Comes Change– The 2019 documentary about Michelle Obama’s journey from a working-class family on the south side of Chicago to the first family in the White House. 

For the complete schedule check the Bounce website.