Black History Month

Black history doesn't start with slavery, educators say

When teaching black history, where do you begin? As Black History Month comes to a close, two black educators share differing approaches. Cilas Kemedjio...
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Mon, 02/24/2020 - 5:07am
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Though it seems like we just celebrated the New Year, February also features several events that WXXI will be commemorating.

We observe Black History Month with special programming that spotlights the men and women who shaped the Black experience. This includes Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (February 16 at 2pm on WXXI-TV);

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Connections: How to better educate the general public about African American history

February is Black History Month, and there are a number of local endeavors to help educate the general public about the achievements of African...
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Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:11am
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WXXI & the Little Theatre honor Black History Month with special programming

February marks Black History Month and WXXI and the Little Theatre are pleased to present a variety of programs that spotlight the men and women who shaped the African-American experience. This includes the Little’s Black History Film Series, with feature films screening every Saturday throughout the month.

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Congress may delay the DTV Transition date

As I write this month’s letter, it appears that the new President and Congress may delay the planned end of analog television broadcasting scheduled for February 17. This is in large part a response to the federal government running out of coupons to help over-the-air television viewers purchase digital converter boxes. It’s a problem that needs to be addressed. It is also a reaction to finding out how important free over-the-air television is to so many people in the country, especially in rural areas and the inner city. We’ll continue to provide the latest information about the transition on television, radio and online, especially since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) selected WXXI to help lead the community education effort about the transition to digital TV. You can read more about the FCC contract we were awarded on this highlight page or on page 5 of the February Guide (PDF).
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