Next week will mark the start of Black History Month. In celebration of the achievements of African Americans, Centric will be showcasing special programming geared at highlighting just that. The launch of the Legends of Black Music campaign featuring Quincy Jones, cultural spotlights and the the network premieres of several landmark documentaries and mini-series.
SHAKA ZULU –This sweeping 1986 miniseries captures the rise and fall of an African emperor with brilliant detail. Prophecy is mixed with recorded fact regarding Shaka’s birth, exile, innovations in warfare, assumption of the throne, building of the Zulu Empire, first contact with Europe and the events that led to his downfall. (Premieres Saturday, February 5 at 12:00 p.m est.).
OBAMA IN GHANA –This engaging documentary chronicles the first family’s historic trip to the Republic of Ghana, Africa’s first nation to gain independence from colonial rule. See the first family’s emotional visit to Ghana’s slave dungeons on the cape coast, as well as a special pageant of traditional chiefs in honor of President Obama. (Premieres Sunday, February 20 at 10:00 p.m est.).
THE COSBY SHOW: A LOOK BACK – Honoring the first family of black television, our retrospective of the phenomenally popular 1984-1992 family comedy, THE COSBY SHOW comes complete with memorable clips, bloopers and comments from series stars, producers and Bill Cosby himself. (Premieres Saturday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m est.).