Explore Black History and Culture | Special Collections | PBS

Explore, watch, connect... repeat!  We've searched high and low to bring you a suite of topic-driven collections produced by trusted PBS partners. Each of the collections is organized by theme (e.g. Jazz and Hip-Hop) and filled with an assortment of videos, articles and digital interactives – like historical timelines and quizzes!  

These are rotating collections, so be sure to stop by every few weeks to check out the new additions. 

Enslavement & The Underground Railroad (1400s - 1863) Enslavement & The Underground Railroad (1400s - 1863)

Slavery, Abolitionists and The Civil War

Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow South (1863 - 1965) Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow South (1863 - 1965)

Emancipation Proclamation, First Black Legislators, and Jim Crow Laws.

The Civil Rights Movement (1954 - 1985) The Civil Rights Movement (1954 - 1985)

Brown vs. Board of Education, Freedom Rides, and The Black Power Movement.

The Birmingham Campaign The Birmingham Campaign

Revisit key moments from the 1963 Birmingham Campaign.

The Birmingham Campaign The March on Washington

More than 250,000 people joined in peaceful demonstration for racial and economic equality in the 1963 March on Washington. Collection Coming Soon!

Civil Rights Icons Civil Rights Icons

MLK, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and many more

Civil Rights Icons Inspirational Women

Angela Davis, Maya Angalou, Wngari Mathhai … just to name a few.

Artists & Entertainers Artists & Entertainers

Where do we begin? Entertainers from television to the stage to the stadium and beyond!

Artists & Entertainers Culinary Artists

From Self-taught Cooks to Connoisseurs of Cuisine.

Jazz Jazz

Follow smooth tunes around the world.

Hip-Hop Hip-Hop

Dive into tracks of past and present.

Poetry & Spoken Word Poetry & Spoken Word

Snap your fingers for the art of poetry and spoken word.

Ancestry, Race & Identity Ancestry, Race & Identity

From science to social constructs.

Religion Religion

Spirituality and the Black Church

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