Black History Month

The Black Church Virtual Screening and Q&A

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 7:00pm

Series Host and Executive Producer Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and PBS Chief Programming Executive Sylvia Bugg discuss the upcoming PBS special The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song.

WXXI Celebrates African-American Contributions

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 6:00am

Learn more about the amazing contributions these 40 individuals have made.

"Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans" on WRUR

Sun, 02/28/2021 - 10:00am

Don't miss the final episode of this three-part series that explores the impact of NOLA's Haitian culture. 

"Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was" on WRUR-FM

Sun, 03/07/2021 - 10:00am

This six-part series tells the story of radio’s role in the 20th-century transformation of the African-American community. 

American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free

Tue, 03/09/2021 - 8:00pm

American Masters looks at the lives of trailblazing Black female entertainers Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson, and Pam Grier.

Independent Lens: Mr. SOUL!

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 9:00pm

Travel back in time to 1968 with Mr. SOUL! a vibrant documentary that chronicles the public television variety show “SOUL!”

AKOMA: 25 Years of Gospel Sisterhood

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 8:30pm

Learn more about Rochester's African American Women's Gospel Choir and its history.

Kindred Spirits: Artists Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 8:30pm

This film explores the unique relationship between an African American aunt and niece, who became accomplished artists and educators.

Ken Burns: The Civil War

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 1:00pm

Ken Burns'epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive — and defining — conflict. 

The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, Part 2 Re-air

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 9:00pm

WXXI presents an encore of this two-part series that reveals the broad history and culture of the Black church and explores African American faith communities on the frontlines of hope and change.

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