It's a way to share the past so we better understand each other and appreciate where we are today. That's been the common thread throughout our years of coverage for Black History Month. We have heard from organizers that there are lessons to be learned along with the sharing of this rich culture and the many struggles along the way.
Black History Month
Throughout February Ch. 2 will share the music and other African American culture through annual local events including the Anchorage Museum's annual celebration February 10th from 2pm to 4pm. We will also introduce you to some of the quiet warriors who work behind the scenes to make Alaska a better place for those of all colors.
Join us February 4th for a profile of Thelma Snow-Jackson who is a constituent casework for U.S SenatorMark Begich. Snow-Jackson shares her story from the turbulent times of the Civil Rights era to her work throughout the community today.
On February 18th, you will meet Elgin Jones , the man who spearheaded the program "Kids' Kitchen". Jones not only helps to feed hungry children but , supporters say, he is also an important mentor by promoting education and good works.
Tune in every Monday throughout February as we highlight the struggles and successes of African American History.