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Sunday, February 7 at 10 p.m. Memories of the Movement: A Black History Month Special

(Rochester, NY) The years of the Civil Rights Movement are counted among the most volatile yet vibrant in American history. The people and events that shaped this period range from charismatic preachers and actors to students and domestic workers. To celebrate the courage, conviction and commitment of ordinary people who made extraordinary contributions to American social progress, Tavis Smiley presents this two-part series Memories of the Movement: A Black History Month Special, airing Sundays, February 7 and 14 at 10 p.m. on AM1370/FM-HD91.5-2.

Guests include actors Danny Glover, Ruby Dee and Harry Belafonte; U.S. Representatives John Lewis and Eleanor Holmes Norton; former King attorney Clarence Jones; along with Reverend Garner Taylor, activist Marian Wright Edelman and many others. For each person, it was a time that would change their lives. For America, it was a time that would redirect history..

This program is part of WXXI's special programming in honor of Black History Month. Throughout February WXXI-TV and Radio will present a variety of programs featuring the men and women who shaped the African-American experience. For a complete list of programs, and to learn more, visit WXXI.org/bh.

Pictured: Tavis Smiley
Credit: Kevin Foley


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