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.


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. 
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 2:00pm
Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.
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. 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:30pm
Join WXXI for a special screening of a film that traces the experiences of an African-American boy and his friend at a prestigious private school for 13 years. Discussion to follow after the film.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 8:00pm
At 14 Andre was invited into a world of privilege and knowledge - but what was left behind?
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:00pm
Learn about a spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi in the 50s-60s to preserve segregation.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
It will make you think. It will make you hungry.
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 9:00pm
State of the Re:Union presents some lesser known stories from Black History.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 4:00pm
On January 28, 1963, a young black man from Charleston named Harvey Gantt enrolled at Clemson College, making him the first African American accepted to a white school in South Carolina.
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 10:00pm
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.
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 10:00pm
Trace the experiences of an African-American boy and his friend at a prestigious private school over 13 years.
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