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Independent Lens Episode: "More Than a Month"

Season 13, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: In "More Than a Month," black filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman campaigns to end Black History Month. The effort takes him to Harvard, where he helps with a study on the psychological impact of Black History Month on blacks and whites; introduces him to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, who want to establish a Confederate History month; and leads him to Philadelphia, where black history is a high-school graduation requirement. Also: the commercial aspects of Black History Month are examined.
Original Air Date: Feb 16, 2012

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

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