Bounce & Brown Sugar Celebrate Black History Month in February

Bounce and Brown Sugar, which honors the African-American community every day of the year, will present specially-curated movies, documentaries and specials that recognizes the sacrifice, resilience and contributions of African Americans for Black History Month 2021.

Among Bounce’s Black History Month schedule:

  • With Drawn Arms¬†–¬†The critically-acclaimed and compelling documentary that explores the impact and the legacy of U.S. Olympian¬†Tommie Smith’s¬†then-shocking symbol of protest against social injustice while receiving a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
  • King¬†– The three-part mini-series about Dr.¬†Martin Luther King Jr., stretching from his days as a Southern Baptist minister up to the fateful day in¬†Memphis¬†in 1968.¬†Paul Winfield¬†stars as King along with acting legends¬†Cicely Tyson,¬†Ossie Davis¬†and¬†Howard E. Rollins Jr.
  • Southside With You¬†– The tale of the 1989 summer afternoon when the future President of¬†the United States,¬†Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady,¬†Michelle Obama, on their initial date in¬†Chicago.
  • Road To Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story¬†–¬†James Earl Jones stars in this inspirational story of the life of¬†Vernon Johns¬†who preceded¬†Martin Luther King Jr.¬†as minister of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in¬†Montgomery, Alabama¬†and is known as the father of the civil rights movement.
  • Lean On Me¬†– The movie based on the true story of¬†New Jersey¬†high school principal¬†Joe Clark, played by¬†Morgan Freeman, who wins the support and respect of his students for his controversial methods in ridding the school of violent students and drug dealers.

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Brown Sugar’s recognition of Black History Month includes a curated collection called¬†A Change is Gonna Come¬†with such documentaries and movies as:

  • Dr.¬†Martin Luther King Jr¬†–¬†An in-depth¬†historical look at the remarkable life of Dr. King and the significant roles he played in leading the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Michelle Obama: With Hope Come Change, the 2019 documentary which retraces¬†Michelle Obama’s¬†inspirational journey from a working-class family on the south side of¬†Chicago¬†to the first family in the White House and beyond.
  • Behind The Movement, the untold story of how a group of everyday people decided that¬†Rosa Parks’¬†refusal to give up her seat launching the history-making Montgomery Bus Boycott was the right time to take a stand for their civil rights and demand equal treatment.
  • Huey P Newton: Prelude to a Revolution¬†– a detailed look at the life and legacy of Huey P Newton, the Black Panther Minister of Defense who was incarcerated in an¬†Oakland¬†jail after police stormed a house to round up Black Panther leaders.
  • A Woman Called Moses, the acclaimed miniseries based on the life of¬†Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who helped to organize the Underground Railroad;¬†Cicely Tyson¬†stars.

Bounce, the first and only broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans,¬†is seen over-the-air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over-the-top on Roku¬ģ, on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps and on the web via¬† Brown Sugar is available on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Comcast Xfinity X1, Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Android TV, Windows/Xbox, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via Visit¬†¬†for more information.

Bounce and Brown Sugar are both a part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).


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