Celebrate Juneteenth with South Florida PBS
To commemorate Juneteenth, South Florida PBS showcases four programs that examine the experience of being Black in America. Tune in or stream June 18-21 on WPBT and WXEL TV. And join our community partners, Broward County Library and The African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) for more Juneteenth celebrations in South Florida. Then on July 15th, extend your experience with an online discussion with Candacy Taylor, the award-winning author of "Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America,” part of the South Florida Book Festival and the South Florida Social Justice Common Read.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Uncovering America | Preview
June 19th at Noon on WPBT
Join Courtney B. Vance for “Uncovering America,” a celebration of renowned, respected and popular historian, author and filmmaker Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Features appearances by distinguished guests seen in Gates’ work including Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Jelani Cobb and LL Cool J.
Hustle to Scale: Redefining the Black Founder Experience in Overtown
June 18th at 10:00 PM on WPBT
Hustle to Scale showcases the journey of Black entrepreneurs who chose to build their ventures in Overtown - the once thriving economic epicenter of Miami’s Black community - and explores themes of systemic barriers to economic mobility through the lens of the Black founder experience.
Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America
June 19 at 2:00 PM on WPBT
This groundbreaking documentary by acclaimed historian Dr. Gretchen Sorin and Emmy-winning director Ric Burns examines how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans, but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence - and how that history resonates today.
Invisible History: Middle Florida's Hidden Roots | preview
June 21st at 10:00 PM on WPBT and June 26 at 3:00 PM on WXEL
In the 1800s, Leon County was considered the heart of the cotton plantation belt in Florida. This documentary sheds light on the little-known history of plantations and the enslaved in North Florida and attempts to trace the economic, social, and political effects of slavery on that community today.
BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY JUNETEENTH EVENTS
Join our community partners, Broward County Library and The African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) for more Juneteenth celebrations around South Florida. Click here for BCL’s complete list of Juneteenth events.
SOUTH FLORIDA BOOK FESTIVAL: OVERGROUND RAILROAD
Thursday, July 15th at 6:30 PM | Virtual
Join an online conversation with with Candacy Taylor, award-winning author of “Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America,” which celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the Green Book and stood up against segregation.