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

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
This is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party.


Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
Writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, a celebrated (and sometimes controversial) figure of the Harlem Renaissance
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.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 8:00pm
In July of 1964 a three-day race riot erupted in two African-American neighborhoods in Rochester.
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 10:00pm
Examine Norma Miller's influence in the globalization of America's jazz culture and her role in breaking down racial barriers across the United States and around the world.
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 9:00pm
Observe several real-life individuals — portrayed by Anna Deavere Smith — involved in the Rodney King affair. 
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 10:00pm
Explore a place where religion and African culture intersect.
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 10:00pm
Trace the experiences of an African-American boy and his friend at a prestigious private school over 13 years.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
When MOTOWN 25 first aired on NBC on May 16, 1983, it was an immediate sensation and became one of the most talked about concerts and TV specials ever. 
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9:00pm
Hear the stage and screen star in a show that crosses stylistic boundaries.
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 10:00pm
See what happens when a filmmaker unlocks a powerful family secret about her real father’s identity.
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 11:30pm
Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.
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