Black History Month

WXXI celebrates Black History month and the unique contributions African Americans have made to Rochester area as well as the nation overall.

Jenna Flanagan/WMHT/Innovation Trail

New York Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture mixed technology with activism to increase the searchable content on Wikipedia.

Billed as an Edit-a-Thon, the downstairs research room of the Harlem branch of the library filled up with people eager to learn how they can become a Wiki-Editor.

“There is a lack of people of color involved in creating for Wikipedia and as the subjects found in Wiki-Searches.”

Randy Gorbman / WXXI News

A longtime civil rights leader is bringing his message of non-violence to the Rochester area this week. The Reverend Bernard Lafayette spoke Monday afternoon at the Central Library.