WQXR honors Black History Month throughout February with special programming.

Recently in Black History Month 2012

Live Webcast: Langston and Zora's Unsung Collaboration

Friday, February 24, 2012

Host Terrance McKnight takes us on a multimedia journey to the Harlem Renaissance, the burgeoning cultural era for African Americans that was the setting for an ill-fated partnership.

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100 Years with the Morehouse Glee Club

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WQXR's Black History Month celebration continues with a broadcast at 10 pm Wednesday, Feb. 22, of the Morehouse College Glee Club, recorded live in The Greene Space.

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The Shoulders On Which They Stand

Friday, February 10, 2012

The trailblazing African-American tenor George Shirley recently wrote an essay on race in opera that serves as a reminder of the opera field's past inequities and potential for progress, writes Fred Plotkin.

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Realism vs. Racism: Opera's Casting Call

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

A scholarly book looks at the many depictions of people "of color" in opera, including the thorny stage practice in which performers apply heavy makeup to play leading roles such as Otello and Aïda. Fred Plotkin considers.

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I, Too, Sing America: Music in the Life of Langston Hughes

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

WQXR kicks off Black History Month with the premiere of a special that shines a light on writer Langston Hughes's lesser-known musical compositions.

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Still Swinging, Still Classic: A Musical Biography of Pioneering Pianist Hazel Scott

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Host Terrance McKnight presents a musical portrait of Hazel Scott, the wife of late Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Julliard-trained pianist who performed in the most prestigious concert halls in the world.

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