Black in Arizona
Explore the stories, struggles and successes of Arizona’s Black community. Learn about their experiences and the impact they are making in their communities.
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Black in Arizona premieres Feb. 15
Black in Arizona
Arizona PBS is premiering a new, digital-first series, “Black in Arizona,” Wednesdays at noon on our YouTube channel, @arizonapbs. In addition to YouTube, viewers will also be able to stream the series on the azpbs.org website and on the PBS App. New episodes will be published across these platforms on Wednesdays throughout the spring.
Comprised of six episodes created for our digital audience, “Black in Arizona” aims to explore what it’s like to be Black in our community, as well as spotlight the contributions of some of the most impactful Black Arizonans in the state’s history.
“As Arizona’s leading storyteller, we’re proud to shine a spotlight on the Black experience in our state,” said Arizona PBS General Manager Adrienne R. Fairwell. “A great example of our renewed focus on local programming, it is our hope that projects like ‘Black in Arizona’ will help foster an environment of empathy and respect between citizens with different backgrounds.”
Among the trailblazers who will be featured in this new series are Chandler City Councilmember Christine Ellis, former Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans, community leader Lincoln Ragsdale Jr. and small business owner Larry White Jr.