TCA Celebrates Black History Month With Cable Programming Guide
Texas cable providers and programmers are celebrating the contributions of African Americans to American history and culture - through a wide variety of cable programming this month.
The commemoration has grown over the years from 1920, when historian Carter G. Woodson – the son of former slaves and the second black person to earn a degree from Harvard University – successfully urged the creation of “Negro History and Literature Week.” That week became “Negro History Week” in 1926 and finally evolved into Black History Month in 1976, our nation’s bicentennial, when President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
February was chosen for the commemoration from its start to honor the birthdates of two men whose actions dramatically impacted the lives and history of black Americans: President Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12), who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and Frederick Douglass (Feb. 14), abolitionist and former slave.
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What’s On – Find Cable Programming By Provider in Texas
If you are one of the 4 million cable subscribers in Texas, click below to find out what more about the Black History Month programming and station lineups in your area. Note your individual cable provider, subscription level, plus any additional premium channels you purchase determines the channels and services offered in your area.
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