Black Heritage and Culture

Explore the WXXI Black Heritage and Culture site: Your resource and guide to the films, stories, and voices centered around Black history and culture, current events, and issues. And be sure to visit WXXINews.org for coverage of community events and issues that are important to Rochester and beyond. Explore. Watch. Connect! 

Featured Programming

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:00am
Follow Elmo, Abby, Tamir and Gabrielle as they prepare for a virtual community singalong as they stand up against racism.

Black Heritage and Culture

Teaching Women's Suffrage is a PBS LearningMedia collection of video clips, lesson plans, and primary sources details key figures, events, and regional movements of the decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. Students will encounter activists including Sojourner Truth, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Grace Abbott, and examine key regional efforts within the movement. Primary source documents offer evidence for a study of the chronology of campaign for women’s suffrage, from the movement's beginnings through the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Go to the Collection > 
A collection of films by and about individuals in the Black community across the country and around the globe. Watch on-air, stream online and share the voices, the stories on WORLD and from our partners in public media.
WXXI Education staff collected resources from PBS LearningMedia to support educators and families while discussing the following topics: race, racism, protesting, civil rights, Black history and historical individuals, bias, past and current events, and more. 
WXXI Education staff collected the following resources to support families and educators of young children as they talk, watch, read, and learn about race and racism.
Watch On-Demand: East Lake Meadows, the public housing project opened by the Atlanta Housing Authority in 1970 and demolished a generation later, is the subject of a new documentary by Sarah Burns and David McMahon. 
Watch On-Demand: PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism is a special co-viewing program for families with young children to watch and discuss together. 
This film explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. 
Observe several real-life individuals — portrayed by Anna Deavere Smith — involved in the Rodney King affair. 
Remember when folks used to talk about being "post-racial"? Well, we're definitely not that. The Code Switch Podcast Team are a multi-racial, multi-generational team of NPR journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting. Listen to Episodes On-Demand and Subscribe to the podcast.
Learn how families of color counsel their kids to stay safe if they’re stopped by police.

Recently Aired

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:00am
Follow Elmo, Abby, Tamir and Gabrielle as they prepare for a virtual community singalong as they stand up against racism.
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism is a special co-viewing program for families with young children to watch and discuss together. 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Join us this weekend for the brand new PBS KIDS Talk About: Race & Racism special and other important PBS KIDS episodes. 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
WXXI hosts a televised, virtual forum that examines racial disparities in our community.
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:00pm
Experience Prince’s legendary talent and peerless showmanship.
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Black Heritage and Culture

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