“The Handle: Living While Black” made its television premiere in March, but the series is returning to Panhandle PBS in September.
Panhandle PBS’ local newsmagazine, “The Handle,” tells the stories of the people and places that make our region unique. “The Handle: Living While Black” is a compilation of extensive interviews with local residents, Black and biracial people of different ages and backgrounds. The wide-ranging conversations with journalist and Senior Producer Karen Welch are bringing out intense emotions as contributors share very personal stories. One theme has remained universal: we have to listen to one another.
“Living While Black” examines topics such as the Black experience in Amarillo, the vocabulary of racism, local history and demographics, the roles of the Amarillo NAACP, Black churches and other organizations, segregation, desegregation and the renaming of schools, and how to move from protest to action.
The rebroadcast of “The Handle: Living While Black” will being Thursday, September 16 at 7 p.m. Segments, full episodes and other resources can be found on our social media platforms, our YouTube channel, and at panhandlePBS.org/LivingWhileBlack.