This Black History Month, and every other month throughout each year, American Black Journal celebrates the stories and accomplishments of African American men and women of our past, present and future.
Since its first broadcast in 1968, American Black Journal has continued to act as a forum to discuss culture, public affairs and societal concerns from an African American perspective.
As the longest running public affairs program on any local television station, American Black Journal is now a major part of not only black history, but American history in its own right. The weekly series began with a mission to increase access to media relating to African American experiences during a time of great turmoil after the 1967 Detroit riots.
Today, American Black Journal still provides a platform to share thoughts and solutions that help empower and uplift the African American community. Each week the show includes interviews, round-table discussions, field-produced features, or artistic performances featuring a variety of African American guests, ranging from local residents making an impact in their neighborhood to some of the nation’s most recognized celebrities and leaders.
Join American Black Journal in celebrating #BlackHistoryEveryday by tuning in to new episodes on WTVS – Detroit Public TV every Sunday at 9:30am ET, or watch repeat episodes on Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET. Full episodes are also available to watch online anytime at americanblackjournal.org. You can also watch digitized versions of some of ABJ’s historic episodes, featuring important African American figures from the past 50 years here.
Featured Image: Elijah Cummings and Barack Obama, Mixed media on wood by artist Desiree Kelly from the “Then and Now: A Retrospective of Portraits” series, Photo by Michael Sellers