What to Watch: Black History Month Specials, Movies and Documentaries

Black History Month Watch TV Streaming

TVLine is once again celebrating Black History Month by highlighting special programming that will be airing and streaming throughout the month of February.

The list below features documentaries and docuseries chronicling Black history both in America and popular culture. Learn all about a very special voting rights activist in PBS’ Fannie Lou Hamer’s America: An America ReFramed Special, celebrate Black stand-up comedy in Prime Video’s Phat Tuesdays: The Era of Hip Hop Comedyand deep-dive into the history of slavery with Smithsonian Channel’s One Thousand Years of Slavery: The Untold Story.

Fans of the arts also have plenty to take in, including Pass the Mic (which spotlights the rising careers of Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Kendrick Lamar) and TCM’s Sidney Poitier movie marathon.

In addition, watch new interviews with Tessa Thompson, Halle Berry and Regina Hall on ABC’s Soul of a Nation Presents: Screen Queens Rising, and find out where you can watch critically acclaimed films like Dreamgirls, Get Out, CreedIn the Heat of the Night and more. And don’t forget about Peacock’s Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot, which kicks off on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 13.

Below is our curated list of selections from Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, PBS, Discovery+, Peacock, Apple TV+ and other outlets.

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