Black History Month: What to Watch Online, On Demand, & on TV

by | January 25, 2012 at 5:03 PM | General

Comcast’s XFINITY is celebrating Black History Month on XFINITY On Demand, XfinityTV.com, XFINITY.com and through the XFINITY TV app available on the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® with special programming to recognize African-American culture and contributions. Check out what we have to offer this upcoming February.

Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photos)

XFINITY On Demand – Historically-Themed Movies

  • “Amistad”
  • “Antwone Fisher”
  • “Cadillac Records”
  • “Malcolm X”
  • “Miracle at St. Anna”
  • “Notorious”
  • “Pride”
  • “The Color Purple”
  • “The Lena Baker Story”

XFINITY On Demand Specials

  • MLK: The Assassination Tapes” – An immersive documentary from The Smithsonian Channel created almost entirely through the use of television and radio news footage from the weeks leading up to Dr. King’s murder.
  • TV One’s “The Black List: Volume 1-3” – African-American notables share candid stories and revealing insights into the struggles, triumphs and joys of black life in the U.S.
  • Biographies of African American entertainers and artists including: Aretha Franklin, Bill Cosby, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Tyler Perry and Whitney Houston.
  • The Golf Channel’s “Uneven Fairways” – A documentary that reveals the history of African-Americans forbidden to play golf at its highest level, but who refused to take “no” for an answer, paving the way for the game’s future.

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XFINITY.com – Short-Form Videos, Slideshows and Trivia Highlights

  • Picture slideshows exploring the historical influence of African-American women, actors and scientists on modern society.
  • A look at the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. through riveting photos.
  • Trivia quizzes consisting of Black History Month topics including President Barack Obama and baseball great Jackie Robinson.
  • Videos on various Black History Month topics including the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.