Black History Month Celebrations

WGTE Public Media celebrates Black History Month with a variety of programming highlighting the achievements by black Americans and recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.


WGTE FM 91 Programs

Join WGTE FM 91 every Friday at 7 p.m. to commemorate Black History Month through a celebration of music and history.

Historically Black

Friday, February 3, 17 and 24 at 7 p.m.
Repeats Monday, February 6, 20 and 27 at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Michele Norris, produced by Stephen Smith and Kate Ellis of AP Reports, reveals intimate and surprising aspects of history through interviews, archival sound and mucis. Each of the three episodes is hosted by popular African American actors and writers. 

The Stradivarius of Singers: A Tribute to Leontyne Price

Friday, February 10 at 7 p.m. and Monday, February 13 at 7 p.m.

On Ms. Price's 90th birthday. which is Friday,  Feb. 10. This special examines the artistry and accomplishments of one of the most famous opera singers of the 20th century, who as an African American woman was a pioneer of equality in the arts.


Join WGTE HD to commemorate Black History Month through a variety of national and local programs designed to celebrate the history and culture.

Toledo Stories: Cornerstones - The African Americans

Thursday, February 9 at 8 p.m.
Find out more about Ella P. Stewart, the first practicing black pharmacist in the country; LeMaxie Glover, a nationally-recognized sculptor who taught art in the Toledo Public Schools; and Art Tatum, the legendary jazz musician fom Toledo. The program includes recollections from more contemporary African-American Leaders.

American Masters: B.B. King

Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m.
Explore King’s challenging life and career through candid interviews with the man himself, his family, longtime friends, and fellow music contemporaries such as Bono, George Benson, Eric Clapton, Aaron Neville, John Mayer, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Ringo Starr, Johnny Winter, and more.

American Masters: Maya Angelou

Tuesday, February 21 at 8 p.m.
Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.

Toledo Stories: Undefeated - The Chuck Ealey Story

Thursday, February 23 at 8 p.m.
Chuck Ealey piloted the University of Toledo Rockets to a perfect 35-0 record as the starting quarterback and established one of the greatest records in collegiate football history - a record that remains standing today.

Africa's Great Civilizations

Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28 at 9 p.m.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. invites viewers to discover the complexity, grandeur and diversity of the great civilizations that once flourished across the African Continent.