Black History Month

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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