Remembering Toni Morrison

August 6, 2019

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, a literary giant whose work transcended race and time, has died at the age of 88 after a brief illness. Wisconsin Public Television has shared many reflections on Morrison and her work over the years. Read on to find more.

Q&A: Thomas Allen Harris, Family Pictures USA

July 12, 2019

We know our family history through the images we retain: albums, videos, memories. What kind of story do these images tell when we look at the bigger picture? Premiering Aug. 12 and 13 on PBS, the three-part series Family Pictures USA explores American communities through the lens of family photo albums, unearthing rich personal stories…

Celebrate African-American History Month 2019 with WPT

January 22, 2019

Any day is a great day to recognize the many contributions that African-Americans have made to American history and culture. But February offers special opportunities to celebrate and recognize African-Americans, both famous and not-so-famous, who have made a difference. Read on for a selection of upcoming programs airing on WPT – and don’t forget our…

Celebrate African-American History Month with WPT!

February 1, 2018

Any day is a great day to recognize the many contributions that African-Americans have made to American history and culture. But February offers special opportunities to celebrate  and recognize African-Americans, both famous and not-so-famous, who have made a difference. Read on for a selection of upcoming programs airing on WPT – and don’t forget our…

Many Rivers to Cross

October 19, 2013

Watch The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross at 7 p.m. starting Tuesday, Oct. 22 on Wisconsin Public Television. Five centuries of history and change covered in just six hours… better not miss an episode. It’s hard to believe so much has changed in such a relatively short amount of time. Surely it will seem…

A lesser-known history of Chicago

March 14, 2011

Watch DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis at 9 p.m. Monday, March 14 on Wisconsin Public Television. The election of President Barack Obama marked a historic moment in American history as he became the first African-American man to serve in the White House. It was also another in a long line of historic landmarks in…