Arts and Culture

Historically Black

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 9:00pm

Objects hold history. They’re evocative of stories stamped in time.

The Stradivarius of Singers: A Tribute to Leontyne Price

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 5:00pm

One of the most renowned and beloved singers of the 20th century, American soprano Leontyne Price rose to superstardom at a time when African-American artists were only just beginning to achieve major recognition in the operatic world.

Information Night: WXXI Travel Club's Rocky Mountaineer Glaciers & Peaks

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 5:30pm

Learn more about this amazing advernture through the Canadian Rockies, part of WXXI's Travel Club.

Aurora – Fire in the Sky

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 10:00pm

Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow in the night sky.

Rediscovering Frederick Douglass

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 8:00pm

Rediscovering Frederick Douglass tells the story of how a photograph of famed abolitionist and eminent human rights leader Frederick Douglass—not seen for more than a century—was rediscovered in the Rochester Public Library.

Africa's Great Civilizations

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 9:00pm

Henry Louis Gates, Jr chronicles a sweeping 200,000-year journey of discovery, showing the complexity, grandeur and diversity of many millennia of undiscussed and unknown details about Africa’s compelling and dramatic history.

American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 8:00pm

Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life.

The Talk – Race in America

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:00pm

The Talk – Race in America, a multiplatform media initiative, presents six personal stories to illustrate the issue from multiple points of view: parent, child, the police and the community.

Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 9:00pm

A rhythm and blues icon whose career has spanned more than 50 years, Robinson is considered the poet laureate of soul.

Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:00pm

Over 100 years after the release of D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation, which depicted the KKK as heroes and African Americans in the most racist caricatures imaginable, the battle to assert African Americans’ rightful place in both civil society and popular culture continues.