Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and TelevisionAcademy.com celebrates the culture and its representation in television with a series of stories. New articles will be added throughout the month.


Bethonie Butler

Black TV Author

Leland Melvin

Space Race

Henry Louis Gates Jr

Song Is the Sermon

Anthony Hemingway

Keeps the Change

Ron Cephas Jones

Me and My Emmy

The 1619 Project

Recontextualizing History

On Your Radar: Ava DuVernay

Highlights Aamina Gant

Malika Andrews

My Seven Shows

Aunjanue Ellis's

61st Street Success

Paula Newsome

Claims Her Name

Abbott Elementary

Makes the Grade

Ava DuVernay

Higher Standard

Queen Latifah

Says Yes

Samuel L. Jackson

Defies Destiny

Portia Scott

Vocal Talent

Dave Wooley

Documenting Dionne Warwick's Legacy

W. Kamau Bell

Talks It Out

Loretta Devine

Familiar Voice

Carlos W. Williams

Seals the Deal

Phoebe Robinson

Turns Trash Into Treasure

Kaci Walfall

Is Flying High

The Fifty/50 Initiative

Pays Tribute to Title IX

Andy Allo

Flow State

Pam Veasey

Transition Game

Ashley Nicole Black

Me and My Emmy

DeMane Davis

Seeing Is Believing

Audra McDonald

New Direction

Stanley Nelson

Brings History to Life

Back to


Cameo George

American Experience

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Still Making History

This Is Us

Actors Recall Memories

Sanford and Son


Ellen Holly


Barry Shabaka Henley

Bob ♥ Abishola

Kris Bowers

Inventing Anna's Music

Mamoudou Athie

Unpacks Archive 81

Paul Garnes

Range of Concerns

Kerri Grant

Opens Minds and Doors

Tati Gabrielle

The Informant

Kenan Thompson

Balancing Act

Nina Shaw



The Flip Side

Leah Harvey

In My Opinion

Marissa Jo Cerar

Making Moves

Soul Train

Cool Train Running

Tim Reid


Thuso Mbedu

Trust and Triumph

Friend Request

Black Sitcoms

Rikki Hughes

In My Opinion

Angela Bassett

Always and Only

Walter Mosley

His Patron Saint

Tina Perry

Bringing Each Her OWN

Lydia West

In My Opinion

Demetrius Flenory Jr.

Love and Legacy

Queen Sugar

Sugar Rush

Saladin K. Patterson

Willing to Wonder

Karin Gist

Vineyard Values

Ser'Darius Blain

Leap of Faith

Ariana Jackson

It's About Time

Debra Martin Chase

In My Opinion

Leslie Jones

The Sweep Spot

DeShuna Spencer

A Wider Lens

Lou Llobell

Sync and Swim

Trayce Gigi Field

In My Opinion

Garcelle Beauvais

In My Opinion

Mj Rodriguez

In My Opinion

Emmanuel Acho

In My Opinion

John Simmons, ASC

In My Opinion

Justin Simien

In My Opinion

Robert L. Johnson

In My Opinion

Logan Browning

In My Opinion

Anne-Marie Johnson

In My Opinion

updated 2.14.24

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