Spotlighting critically acclaimed and culturally influential Black icons, innovators, and leaders

Welcome to the Paley Center's Black History Month celebration, A Salute to Black Achievements in Television.

In this virtual celebration, we spotlight many of the critically acclaimed and culturally influential programs in the rich eight decades of Black television, while also acknowledging some of those who are currently innovating and telling new stories. The Paley Center has preserved these great achievements, and is proud to celebrate many of the pioneers, icons, and storytellers from five genres: drama, comedy, news/talk/documentary, sports, and music/variety.

Spotlights • Virtual Events & Activities

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Making History: Black Women in Government and Politics on TV


The Negro Leagues

Paley Front Row

Virtual Events

Education & Family Fun

Icons & Milestones





News • Talk • Docs