A documentary series by the American black history institution the Black History Museum will air this summer, with a lineup of local, national and international guests.
In addition to the hosts of the program, the lineup includes actors, filmmakers, and historians, and is curated by director Andrew Meehan.
The program will air on AMC on October 23 at 9 p.m.
A live stream will be available online at the BlackHistory.org website, and the series is produced by Meegan.
“This is the perfect opportunity for local black history to shine and be seen,” Meehans said.
“There’s a wealth of great local artists in this series.
There’s so much diversity in the history of black people that it’s an opportunity to bring those ideas into a space where they can be heard.”
In addition, Meehm will present the series with a performance by local performer Doreen Thomas.
“It’s important to me that the history is told with authenticity,” Miehm said.
Black History has been at the forefront of the civil rights movement, and has been one of the first organizations to acknowledge and promote the history and achievements of black artists and activists.
The museum has also worked with artists such as Jamiroquai, who has been a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance, to create a series of works that highlight Harlem’s diverse history and artists.
“We wanted to show that there are still a lot of stories about black people in this country that we should know,” Muehms said.
The Black History Film Festival, which began in 2006 and features dozens of events each year, is also scheduled to return to Baltimore next year.
The Baltimore-based film festival is a major contributor to the history, culture and diversity of the city, with events at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian African American Museum, the Black Historical Museum and the Smithsonian Black Museum.