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 Black experience. In addition to special programming, WXXI News plans to do several stories spotlighting the unique contributions Blacks 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.

Featured Programming

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 9:00pm
This POV film gives us an intimate look into friendships initiated via a passion for skateboarding and cemented by shared experience. 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 9:00pm
Explore the entertainer’s vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America.
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 9:00pm
Explore the complicated history of the American South and its music through the life of country star Charley Pride.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 9:00pm
The wildly disparate yet fatefully entwined stories of assassin James Earl Ray and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Recently Aired

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 9:00pm
Learn more about the extraordinary life of a man who, in his heart, was a poet and “mystic.” Yet through his religious expression, Howard Thurman helped ignite sweeping social change.
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 11:00pm
Learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they’re stopped by police.
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:30pm
Celebrate the life of the late, great Aretha Franklin with this half-hour remembrance special.
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 9:00pm
Meet an inner-city teacher desperate to save her son in Dominique Morisseau’s riveting new play.
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:00pm
Meet the people who reproduce, consume and seek to reclaim black memorabilia.


Black History Month

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