The PBS Kids show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum will air episodes featuring famous Black Americans during Black History Month in February. see schedule for episodes.
The animated children’s series Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum follows the adventures of Xavier, Yadina and Brad as they tackle everyday problems by doing something extraordinary: traveling back in time to learn from real-life inspirational figures like Harriet Tubman and and Arthur Ashe when they were kids. PBS recommends the show for kids ages 4 to 8, and each adventure helps young viewers make the connection between the skills that made these historical figures heroes and those same qualities within themselves, helping them discover that they, too, can change the world. Below is a selection of episodes in February.
Tuesday, January 31 at 6 a.m. and Monday, February 27 at 1:30 p.m.: I Am Jesse Owens/I Am Ella Fitzgerald
Wednesday, February 1 at 6 a.m.: I Am Zora Neale Hurston/I Am Charles Dickens
Thursday, February 2 at 6 a.m. and Tuesday, February 28 at 1:30 p.m.: I Am Harriet Tubman
Friday, February 3 at 6 a.m.: I Am Rosa Parks/I Am Thurgood Marshall
Monday, February 6 at 1:30 p.m.: I Am Maya Angelou/I Am Frederick Douglass
Wednesday, February 8 at 1:30 p.m.: I Am Jesse Owens/I Am Ella Fitzgerald
Friday, February 10 at 1:30 p.m.: I Am Billie Jean King/I Am Arthur Ashe
Monday, February 13 at 1:30 p.m.: I Am Wilma Rudolph/I Am Jonas Salk
Parents and caretakers can get more information about the show on this PBS Kids for Parents page. Stream episodes on PBS Kids.
Many of the figures featured on Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum are also the subject of documentaries for adults. See what’s streaming and on broadcast during Black History Month.