Public Radio to host Black History Month documentaries

Indiana Public Radio will be airing four documentaries every Sunday during February in support of Black History Month.

These four documentaries major moments throughout American history.

The first one airing February 7 at 6 p.m. is a selection of landmark sermons, speeches and broadcasts by African American orators over the past century. The next two are a collection of stories from people who lived through the Jim Crow era and those who saw segregation come to an end. The final documentary covers the last year of Dr. Martin Luther King's life.

This particular documentary was chosen because at that time no one really understood what it was like for Dr. King, according to IPR's General Manager Marcus Jackson.

"The thing about Public Radio is that they're taking something, telling it humanely, honestly, and unflinchingly," Jackson said. "This is the exact reason why these documentaries are airing."

Black History Month documentaries will air every Sunday in February from 6 to 7 p.m.


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