President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, February 2023

Black History 2023

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once encouraged us to make a career of humanity. As we celebrate Black History Month, SCETV will highlight significant contributions made by African Americans to humanity here in South Carolina and nationwide. The new PBS series, Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World, continues Feb. 7 at 9 p.m., sharing the story of struggle, triumph and resistance brought to life through hip hop.

On Feb. 19 at 5 p.m., Alpha Kappa Alpha: A Legacy of Service tells the story of the first college sorority started and incorporated by African American women. The impactful one-hour documentary film, Gullah Roots, which follows leaders of the South Carolina and Georgia Gullah/Geechee community as they experience a recent homecoming in Sierra Leone, will air Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. on SCETV.

We’ll also be re-airing three poignant Carolina Stories documentaries this month: Charlie’s Place, February 16 at 9 p.m.; Jail No Bail, February 16 at 9:30 p.m.; and The Education of Harvey Gantt, February 23 at 8:30 p.m.

We are proud to celebrate Black History Month during February, but we will also continue to share these stories year-round. By prioritizing diverse and inclusive programming, we help to amplify the voices of all communities.

Anthony Padgett
President & CEO