2024 Black History Honors Highlights African American Museums In A Black History Month Series

February 15, 2024

The 2024 Black History Honors, a groundbreaking docu-entertainment series, is set to take viewers on an inspiring journey through the heart and soul of African American history, legacy, and heritage.

Combining the power of Black history storytelling with the soulful sounds of Gospel music, Black History Honors promises an unforgettable exploration of the museums that celebrate the richness of African American culture.

The two-hour, two-part series features ten Black History Museums: The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute a cultural and educational research center. The Bronzeville Children’s Museum of Chicago is the first and only African American children’s museum in the United States. Baltimore’s National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is the first wax museum of African American history in the nation.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, is one of the world’s oldest independent African American museums. The International African American Museum, located on Gadsden’s Wharf in South Carolina the disembarkation point of up to 40% of all American enslaved persons. The National Museum of African American Music in Nashville is the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of Black music in America.

Chicago’s DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center the nation’s first independent museum dedicated to the study and conservation of African American history, culture and art. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of African American baseball.

Special features were dedicated to two museums set to open within a few years – The Urban Civil Rights Museum in Harlem founded by The National Urban League under the leadership of President and CEO, Marc H. Morial and the National Museum of Gospel Music in Chicago founded by the Stellar Gospel Music Awards Founder and Executive Producer, Don Jackson.

“Our goal with Black History Honors is to shine a spotlight on the invaluable contributions of African Americans to our society through the lens of Black museums,” said Don Jackson, Executive Producer of Black History Honors. “By showcasing the stories and artifacts housed in African American museums, we hope to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of our shared heritage.”

Each episode of Black History Honors is not only educational but also deeply entertaining and intriguing. From riveting historical narratives to heartwarming Gospel music performances from Stellar Award-winning and nominated artists: Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Bri Babineaux, Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, Kim Burrell, Maurette Brown Clark, Melvin Crispell III, Pastor Mike Jr., Todd Dulaney and VaShawn Mitchell.

Hosted by Grammy-winning artist Mali Music, Black History Honors captivates audiences with its unique blend of information and emotion. Created to heighten the visibility and relevance of the past and present accomplishments and contributions of African Americans, the series aims to educate the world and inspire future generations.

The televised special will debut on the Stellar Network on February 12 at 8 PM ET. The Stellar Network is available through Charter Spectrum and Verizon Fios cable providers. It is currently airing in national broadcast syndication until March 3. 

The 2nd Annual Black History Honors is presented by Procter and Gamble. Participating sponsors include Verizon and General Motors. The 2nd Annual Black History Honors show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Executive in Charge of Production; Dr. Teresa Hairston Jackson served as Writer and Producer with Michael A. Johnson serving as Director.

For more information about Black History Honors and a complete listing of airdates by city, visit www.stellartv.com

Black History Honors (BHH)

Black History Honors (BHH) is a captivating docu-entertainment series, where the soulful sounds of gospel music provide a poignant backdrop to a special that highlights these museums that celebrate African American history, legacy, and heritage.  BHH shows are educational, entertaining, and intriguing. BHH was created to heighten the visibility and relevance of the past and present accomplishments and contributions of African Americans to educate the world and inspire future generations. BHH serves as a resource to promote the presence and value of African American museums and encourage increased visitors and financial support.  

Central City Productions

Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. is a national broadcast television producer and syndicator of its exclusively owned African American programming. Celebrating over 50 years of broadcasting Black excellence with uplifting and entertaining original television content, CCP’s award-winning television programs include the Stellar Gospel Music Awards (www.stellarawards.com), Black Music Honors (www.blackmusichonors.com), Stellar Tribute to the Holidays, Black College Quiz Show Series (www.blackcollegequiz.com), Black History Honors, America’s Black Forum (www.americasblackforum.com), Mentoring Kings (www.mentoringking.com), and Mentoring Queens (www.mentoringqueen.com), among many others. For more information, visit www.stellartv.com.

The Stellar Network

For over 50 years in television programming targeted to Black audiences, Central City Productions has become the most recognized and respected company in the Faith-based community. Going forward, we are excited about the continued success we will enjoy in launching our Stellar Network.

The Stellar Network fills the void for a Family-Friendly, entertainment, lifestyle network targeting Black audiences. Launched in June 2023, the Stellar Television Network is the inaugural African-American-owned network specializing in uplifting, positive, and inspirational programming.

Photo credit: Kim Burrell.

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