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.

Recently

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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