Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, WXXI-TV and Radio will broadcast a variety of programs featuring the men and women who shaped the African-American experience. In addition to special programming, WXXI News plans to do several stories spotlighting the unique contributions African-Americans have made here at home and around the world. As those stories air on AM 1370 they will be archive on our news page here.

Coming Up

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:00pm
Examine the uphill battle of a group of African-American lesbians charged with attempted murder when they fought back after being threatened.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:00pm
B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time.
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 9:30pm
Writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, a celebrated (and sometimes controversial) figure of the Harlem Renaissance
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 9:00pm
Legendary American writer Toni Morrison will be honored on a special episode of With Good Reason. 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 9:00pm
Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored — cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
WXXI's Indie Lens Pop-Up series presents the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:00pm
Learn about a spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi in the 50s-60s to preserve segregation.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 6:00pm
Beginning at the height of the Civil Rights Era and leading up to the present, this film provides a truthful, unflinching look at often-ignored artists and their progeny.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People probes the recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 9:00pm
The name Ray Charles designates a superstar worldwide.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 10:00pm
Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. 

Recently

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
Meet kungfu’s black pioneers and heroes who fluorished at the junction of African American and Asian cultures.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 10:00pm
Explore the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African-American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater.
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 9:00pm
In recognition of Black History Month, State of the Re:Union presents The Power of African-American Art
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 9:30pm
Despite poverty, racism and limited opportunity, Summer Hill – and its segregated school – flourished for four generations.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
Explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson — the man some call America’s Shakespeare — from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
What does it take for our children to thrive? How might the nation better assure the conditions all young children need for a strong start?
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
In 1938, the Carnegie Corporation commissioned Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal to begin his landmark study of race and inequality in the United States.
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 10:00pm
Follow Whitney Young’s journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. 
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:00pm
See what happens when a filmmaker unlocks a powerful family secret about her real father’s identity.
Friday, January 1, 2016 - 12:00pm
Tune in for this Kwanzaa celebration.
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
In the 1940s, British headmaster Kurt Hahn set up a wilderness school to teach the skills young men needed to survive World War II: leadership, persistence, working together.
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 9:00pm
The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, those serving are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build better lives.
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 9:00pm
This program looks at what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
Follow Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 9:00pm
As the school season begins, WXXI-AM 1370 brings listeners radio documentaries that address important issues in education.
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 9:00pm
Uncover the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s.
Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 3:30pm
This film explores the increasing racial diversity and shift in attitudes toward musicians of color in the classical music world through Ann Hobson Pilot's professional journey.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 8:00pm
WXXI-TV is pleased to present MOTOWN 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 1:00pm
Backstage Pass host Julia Figueras welcomes members of the 2015 Gateways Music Festival to Studio E for a special program
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 8:00pm
Learn the story behind the award-winning documentary and explore how the groundbreaking film literally changed the way Americans look at their history.
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