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

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:30pm
WXXI and the City of Rochester present a half-hour special that highlights the history of the spoken word in African-American culture and how it influenced jazz.

Recently

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:30pm
Working at a time when women were expected to stay at home and raise children, Mary Lou Williams forged her own path and created some of the most sophisticated big band hits.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:00pm
“Jackie Robinson is the most important figure in our nation’s most important game.” - Ken Burns.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
WXXI-TV is pleased to present MOTOWN 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 9:00pm
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.
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 9:00pm
Hosted by Charles Dutton, Civil Rights in America: Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall and Beyond examines the relevance and meaning of civil rights in the 21st century.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 10:00pm
Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. 
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 9:00pm
The name Ray Charles designates a superstar worldwide.
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.
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.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:00pm
Learn about a spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi in the 50s-60s to preserve segregation.
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 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.
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 9:00pm
Legendary American writer Toni Morrison will be honored on a special episode of With Good Reason. 
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 9:30pm
Writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, a celebrated (and sometimes controversial) figure of the Harlem Renaissance
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.
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.
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