TV One celebrates Black History Month with a full schedule of programs that exemplifies this year’s theme, “REPRESENT BLACK HISTORY.” The network will feature highlights from its acclaimed signature series, UNSUNG, profiling prominent musical figures that have impacted music over the past 40 years. Additionally, the campaign will celebrate the rich stories of heroes behind the Civil Rights Movement.
While the network focuses all year long on all facets of Black life and culture, Black History Month on TV One is a special time to honor the tremendous contributions that African Americans have made throughout the world. Every Saturday beginning Saturday, February 1 at 10 A.M. ET, the network will air movies that celebrate important moments in Black history, including the TV One original films BEHIND THE MOVEMENT and WHITE WATER, as well as THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM.
Additionally, TV One will present UNSUNG: THE DECADES beginning Wednesday, February 5 at 8 P.M. ET, spotlighting musical innovators from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Featured episodes include James Brown, David Ruffin, Tammi Terrell, The Dramatics, Blue Magic, Switch, Mtume, DeBarge, The Boys, Chanté Moore, Kenny Lattimore and Dru Hill. UNSUNG celebrates the lives of trailblazing musicians whose full stories and journeys have yet to be explored.
The brand new season of UNSUNG will also air during Black History Month, premiering on Sunday, February 23 at 10 P.M. ET with the popular 90s R&B group Dru Hill.
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Airs: Wednesday, February 5 at 8 p.m. ET
The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, was known as the hardest working man in show business. With his explosive voice, dynamic stage shows, amazing song catalogue and unforgettable style, Brown was truly an icon. Through rare footage and interviews with former band members and celebrity guests, UNSUNG will take viewers on a journey filled with soul, R&B, Gospel, Funk, Hip-Hop and all the magic that made Brown the greatest of all time.