PBS’ “American Masters” to Profile Alice Walker

American Masters - Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
Alice Walker at the London premiere of American Masters “Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth,” in London. PBS will commemorate Black History Month with programs including a profile of “The Color Purple” author Walker. The Walker profile will air Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/PBS, Brenda Lawley)

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS will commemorate Black History Month with shows including a profile of The Color Purple author Alice Walker.

The public television service announced Tuesday that the program about Walker will air Feb. 7 as part of the American Masters series.

Other PBS shows marking Black History Month in February include American Promise, a coming-of-age documentary about two young men, and a documentary about a Mississippi state commission that investigated foes of segregation.

American Promise airs Feb. 3 on the POV showcase. Spies of Mississippi will air Feb. 10 on the Independent Lens program.

To mark Black History Month online, PBS.org will offer Behind the Lens, about photographer Eunique Jones Gibsons portrayals of prominent African-Americans as youngsters.

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