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.


Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:30am
Tune in for this WXXI original documentary about group of local individuals who are working to build schools in South Sudan.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 8:00pm
Tune in for this WXXI original documentary about group of local individuals who are working to build schools in South Sudan.
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:00pm
Learn about the African Kushites who overthrew the ancient Egyptians and ruled for nearly 100 years.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
Relive 1964's Freedom Summer and the dramatic struggle for equality in Mississippi.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives by simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South.
Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 10:30pm
See how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:00pm
Explore a place where religion and African culture intersect.
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:00pm
On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:00pm
Witness Muhammad Ali’s toughest bout, his battle to overturn his prison sentence for refusing U.S. military service. 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
This film introduces kungfu's African-American pioneers who challenged convention and overturned preconceived notions while mastering the ancient art.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Should there be an end to Black History Month? That’s the question explored by African-American filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman as he embarks on a cross-country campaign to do just that.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Join us for a film that explores the amazing life of famed boxer Muhammad Ali.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
Host Al Letson explores how a person who changed the course of American history did not become a household name.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 12:00pm
Broadway performer (The Lion King, Once on This Island, and others);
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
Learn why this unconventional revolutionary paid dearly for her instant fame.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:30pm
Take a cinematic and musical journey into the black communities of America, 1967-1975.
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
A South Carolina boy obsessed with funerals grows up to be a renowned funeral director in New York City's historic Harlem neighborhood.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 6:00am
Come with world travelers Regina Fraser, Pat Johnson, Art Wolfe, and Joseph Rosendo to the vast continent of Africa.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
Follow Whitney Young’s journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. 
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