In celebration of Black History Month, WDCB will air four specials, Sundays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 11 p.m.:
Sun, Feb. 3 & Wed, Feb 6: "Zydeco Nation"
This compelling documentary traces the journey of the Creole musical style known as "zydeco" as it travels from its birthplace in the bayous of Louisiana to a new home in the Bay Area of California.
Sun, Feb. 10 & Wed, Feb 13: "Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Abolitionists"
Let Freedom Sing chronicles the idealistic artists, uncompromising personalities and powerful music of the era, and looks at how these forces combined to turn abolitionism from a scorned fringe movement into a nation-changing force. This one-hour special will be hosted by Noah Adams.
Sun, Feb. 17 & Wed, Feb 20: "Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special"
Host Maya Angelou poetically and historically covers milestones by African Americans in Nobel Peace Prize, Grammy, Academy Awards, and cultural awards.
Sun, Feb. 24 & Wed, Feb 27: "Heavenly Sights: A Vision out of Blindness"
Host David Marash brings us the stories, music and this insight from the blind gospel tradition that transformed American song and gave it soul. We hear the music and stories of black gospel singers including: Arizona Dranes, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Blind Willie Johnson, Ray Charles, Flora Molton - who survived by singing on the streets of Washington DC - and Reverend Gary Davis whose "holy blues" influenced Ry Cooder and Bob Dylan.