From the President

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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); Dreams of Hope, a documentary-concert celebrating the power of music (February 24 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV); and Miles Davis: Birth of Cool, which takes a hard look at the mythology that surrounds the legend (February 25 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV). Additional specials on WXXI-TV and WXXI-WORLD can be found at WXXI.org/bh.

February 15 also marks the birthday of Susan B. Anthony, so you will be seeing the start of WXXI’s Celebrate 2020 initiative. This will be a remarkable year for women’s rights and WXXI is planning to lead the celebration through television, radio, on-line and film programming – plus news reports, special segments, and discussions. The first of the television and radio spots, telling stories of the women who fought for women’s suffrage, will air this month. There will be more information about WXXI’s Celebrate 2020 in the near future as we proudly feature moments in women’s history that had their roots in Rochester.

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