(CHICAGO, IL) – Friday, February 3, 2023
Chicago-based multimedia mega-company, Central City Productions, premiered its inaugural installment of the brand-new television series, Black History Honors. Presented by The Procter & Gamble Company, the Black History Honors is a four-part docuseries, honoring heroes of the Underground Railroad – Harriet Tubman, Henry “Box” Brown, Sojourner Truth, Jermain Wesley Loguen, John Parker, Margaret Garner, Robert Smalls, William Still, John and Jean Rankin – featuring musical tributes by award-winning gospel music artists – Donnie McClurkin, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, JJ Hairston, Kelontae Gavin, Doe, Mali Music, Tasha Page Lockhart, Brian Courtney Wilson, Zacardi Cortez, Brandon Camphor and One Way. The Black History Honors will air in broadcast syndication February 4th through March 5th, 2023. For a complete listing of air dates and showtimes, click here.
The premiere event was hosted by the President of the National Urban League, Marc Morial, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio – the regal evening of celebration was attended by local and industry VIPs, including Procter and Gamble Chief Brand Officer, Marc Pritchard, with a musical selection by the University of Cincinnati’s African American Cultural & Resource Center choir.
Don Jackson, founder of Central City Productions, previously shared: “The unique perspective of our Black History Honors series celebrates the lives and legacies of the Underground Railroad freedom activists. As well, in this post-Covid season, where African American Museums are struggling to maintain and increase attendance, our series underscores the fact that Black History and Black Museums Matter”.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum of conscience, an education center, a convener of dialogue, and a beacon of light for inclusive freedom around the globe. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is the preeminent cultural learning center for inclusive freedom — locally, nationally, and globally. The museum’s mission is to pursue inclusive freedom by promoting social justice for all, building on the principles of the Underground Railroad. Visit freedomcenter.org for more information.
The Black History Honors was presented by Procter and Gamble with additional sponsorship from Walmart, Verizon and Chevrolet. The series will air in broadcast syndication February 4th through March 5th, 2023. For a complete listing of air dates and showtimes, click here; and on Bounce TV on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1:30PM ET. For more information on Black History Honors visit StellarTV.com.
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