NBC Chicago, NBC Sports Chicago and Telemundo Chicago commemorate Black Heritage this February on the airwaves and digital platforms. The triopoly kicks off the month with a “Together We Rise” campaign that honors black excellence and amplifies the voices of the civil rights movement.
“Black heritage is an integral part of Chicago’s melting pot. From racism to pioneering milestones, it’s important to understand how black history has shaped this city. NBCUniversal Local Chicago has been at the forefront of these stories and we are proud to expand these efforts across multiple platforms,” said Kevin Cross, President and CEO of NBCUniversal Local Chicago.
NBC Chicago will feature in-depth stories and conversations about the Black experience, small business, and pivotal moments that shaped the history of Chicago and the country.
• Investigative anchor and journalist Marion Brooks will examine “The Lost Story of Emmett Till: The Universal Child,” a story about the lynching of a black Chicago teenager whose murder energized the civil rights movement. The documentary will launch this month on NBC Chicago’s Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV channels.
• Journalist LeeAnn Trotter will take a closer look at the story of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, an influential figure in Chicago history.
• “The Food Guy” Steve Dolinsky will travel to Bronzeville and explore the neighborhood’s significant contribution to the city’s rich food history.
• The healthcare professionals behind Quench Wellness in Hyde Park will break down the importance of preventative care in black communities, especially during COVID.
• Lifestyle Chicago Today will highlight Black-owned businesses that Chicagoans can support.
• Special programming includes PUSH for Excellence, America’s Black Forum, Black College Quiz and Mentoring Kings.
• Where to watch: NBC Chicago shows, NBCChicago.com, free NBC Chicago app, Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Peacock.