Black History Month

POV: Raising Bertie on WXXI-TV

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:00pm

Raising Bertie is an intimate portrait of three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina.

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The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross MARATHON

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 12:00pm

Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking six-part series.

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Africa's Great Civilizations On-Demand Through 3/27/17

Watch On-Demand: 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.

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Africa's Great Civilizations on WXXI-World

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 8:00pm

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.

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INDEPENDENT LENS: Accidental Courtesy

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:00pm

Meet African-American musician Daryl Davis, who has a peculiar passion — meeting and befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan in an attempt to change their minds and forge racial conciliation, one racist at a time.

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Historically Black

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

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

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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.

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I Am Not Your Negro

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 6:30pm

In partnership with the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ), The Little kicks off its year-long Black Cinema Series during Black History Month with I Am Not Your Negro.

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John Lewis: Get in the Way

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:30pm

The first documentary biography of Lewis, whose unwavering fight for justice spans the past 50 years from his youth in the segregated South, through his leadership within the Civil Rights movement, to his current role as a powerful voice in Congress.

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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.

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