It’s BLACK HISTORY MONTH! And to kick things off… today’s Doodle on the Google homepage is in honor of Edmonia Lewis, the first woman of African-American and Native American heritage to achieve global recognition as a sculptor.
The Doodle depicts Lewis sculpting one of her most famous works, The Death of Cleopatra, which is on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. The sculpture was first revealed at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. Lewis’s realistic portrayal of the Cleopatra’s death shocked viewers and received acclaim from critics, who called it “the most remarkable piece of sculpture in the American section” of the show.
TV ONE LAUNCHES THE “CREATORS OF COOL” DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
TV One will recognize African Americans’ contributions to the world with a “Creators of Cool” campaign throughout February, featuring commentary from the cast of TV One’s original movie, MEDIA. From music and sports legends, to dedicated civil rights leaders to extraordinary entertainers, TV One is presenting a stellar line-up of programming to celebrate African American culture and reflect upon its complex history, including new episodes of its signature and award-winning series Unsung; special feature segments about the Black experience during the network’s daily news program, NewsOne Now; the highly-anticipated premiere of Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes’ original movie, MEDIA; and the live telecast of the 48th NAACP Image Awards hosted by Emmy Award-nominated actor Anthony Anderson.
Bounce Celebrates Black History Month with Award-Winning Films, Mini-Series and New “Black History Honors” Vignettes
Bounce, the first-and-only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor Black History Month throughout February with a line-up of critically-acclaimed and award-winning motion pictures and mini-series, all with historical significance and relevance.
The African-American centered films Bounce will showcase during February include The Color Purple, Ghosts of Mississippi, Panther, Cadillac Records, Sounder, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, and more. Bounce will also air the EMMY® and NAACP Image Award-winning mini-series, Alex Haley’s Queen.
The tribute will also include a new original short-form series called “Black History Honors” which spotlights trailblazing African Americans Kamala Harris, California’s first African-American U.S. Senator, Issa Rae, Golden Globe® nominated actress, writer and producer, Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in the motion picture 42 and the late Peabody Award-winning journalist Gwen Ifill.