Black History Month

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

In Africa's Great Civilizations, Gates 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, 02/21/2017 - 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.

Building the Dream

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 9:00pm

Building the Dream recounts the origins of a bold idea for an MLK Memorial which originated at a small, informal gathering of King’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers in 1983.

In Jackson Heights

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 9:00pm

Visit Jackson Heights in Queens, New York, one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the United States and the world.

Mercy Street, Season 2 Premiere Screening

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 7:00pm

See the season premiere of Mercy Street on the big screen before its WXXI-TV debut.

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Maya Angelou| And Still I Rise Screening

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 7:00pm

As part of the Little Theatre's Black History Month special screening series, partnering with Writers and Books, WXXI is pleased to present this special screening followed by a panel discussion. 

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