“When we share our stories, we are reminded of the humanity in each other. And when we take the time to understand each other’s stories, we become more forgiving, more empathetic and more inclusive.”

-Michelle Obama

VMRC’s office of marketing communications is proud to underwrite television programming offered through Virginia Public Media (VPM) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) throughout Black History Month. Programming will air on VPM/PBS in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg. Programs begin Thursday, February 2. Check your local station’s airtimes online at vpm.org or pbs.org

Programs include: 

  • Finding Your Roots
  • Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World
  • Great Performances: The Magic of Spirituals

The first program in the series, American Experience: The American Diplomat shares the story of how three Black diplomats broke racial barriers at the US State Department during the Cold War. Watch the episode trailer here

We invite all to join us in watching the stories of our shared past to inform how we move together toward our future.