Black History Month on PBS

From the Canada’s History newsletter sent on Feb 2, 2012:

February is Black History Month, which means there are extra opportunities to learn and share the stories of black Canadians.

To get things started, PBS is airing a one-hour film Underground Railroad: The William Still Story on Monday, February 6. The film tells the story of abolitionist and civil rights activist William Still, who helped slaves find freedom in Canada via the underground railroad.

The film features the talented Dion Johnstone in the role of William Still, and also relies on historical consultants and primary documents to bring this key piece of history to life.

As a lead-up to the film, Canada’s History has a number of Online Exclusives to take you behind the scenes. Click here to learn more about the film, view a photo gallery, and listen to an exclusive podcast interview with the film’s executive producer, Gordon Henderson.

Be sure to also check out the PBS website for bonus content, featured essays, and educational resources. You can also watch this short video to preview more of PBS’s black history month programming.

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story airs Monday, February 6. Check your local listings for air times.