There is this joke among black people —
remember first that humor about cultural diminishment ain’t funny and
not all blacks know one another — that says Black History Month is in
February because it’s the shortest month of the year.
As the nation observes Black History Month, Beyond Emancipation
acknowledges that sometimes it’s tough to keep hope alive. But, even
more, the show celebrates the fact that hope has always been there and
always will be.