Black History Month

  • Views: 229 Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day Celebration

    WGTE Public Media, the City of Toledo and the University of Toledo present the Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Day Celebration. 

    For more than a decade, the University of Toledo, the City of Toledo and numerous other community partners have come together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968). The celebration takes place annually on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

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  • Views: 1019 Cornerstones: The African Americans -

    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.

  • Views: 592 Lemaxie Glover -

    Glover, a Toledo native and nationally-recognized sculptor, is profiled. Generations of students benefited from Glover's expert teaching ability as an instructor in the Toledo Public Schools, and art lovers everywhere are keenly aware of Glover's unique sculpting style, whether in large-scale public places or smaller, more intimate works.

  • Views: 472 Video Voices: Betty Amison

    WGTE is proud to present Through Toledo's Eyes – the stories of Toledoans remembering the Civil Rights Era history of the Dorr Street neighborhood.

  • Views: 549 Video Voices: Edrene Cole

    WGTE interviewed the late Endrene Cole about her experiences in the struggle for Civil Rights in America.  She witnessed the riots in Watts and the unrest in Toledo in the 1960s, and shares her memories about the Dorr Street neighborhood before and after the Urban Renewal program that removed this historic neighborhood from existence.

  • Views: 422 Video Voices: Gwendolyn Ellis

    WGTE is proud to present Through Toledo's Eyes – the stories of Toledoans remembering the Civil Rights Era history of the Dorr Street neighborhood.

  • Views: 420 Video Voices: Reverend Robert A. Culp

    WGTE is proud to present Through Toledo's Eyes – the stories of Toledoans remembering the Civil Rights Era history of the Dorr Street neighborhood.

  • Views: 388 Video Voices: Wilma Brown

    WGTE is proud to present Through Toledo's Eyes – the stories of Toledoans remembering the Civil Rights Era history of the Dorr Street neighborhood.

  • Views: 501 African American Lives - Toledo

    WNET's program AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES II provided the opportunity for WGTE to have a local individual’s DNA tested so that a Toledo Story could be produced. The WGTE story revolves around Charlene Gilbert, the Director of the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women at the University of Toledo. Gilbert, a nationally-known Public Television film maker, steps in front of the camera in order to localize the experience for Toledo audiences. Thanks to DNA evidence, Gilbert furthers her own understanding of her unique ancestry.

    In conjunction with this special evening of programming, WGTE also presented Gilbert’s film, HOMECOMING, about her own family history.

  • Views: 4826 Undefeated: The Chuck Ealey Story -

    WGTE looks at the history and the legacy of the '60s and '70s through the inspiring life of UT Quarterback Chuck Ealey. Experience the joys and the highs, the electricity and the love, the pains and the sorrows, the perseverance and fight for equality. Take a journey with us, Chuck Ealey and his UT Rocket football team members as we travel from Portsmouth Notre Dame High School in southern Ohio to the University of Toledo and on to the Canadian Football League.

  • Views: 953 Tatum Legacy -

    One of the greatest improvisers in jazz history, Art Tatum also set the standard for technical dexterity with his classic 1933 recording of "Tea for Two." Nearly blind, Tatum's artistic vision and ability made him an icon of jazz piano; a musician whose impact will be felt for generations to come. The Toledo native was mostly self-taught, but did receive some formal piano training at the Toledo School of Music.