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10+ Black History Movies

The library of Black History movies, will teach you more about slavery, black power, racism, segregation, documentaries, civil rights, and other African-American experiences. These are only some of the many great Black movies,

Black History Movies

Black history movies are all about showcasing the rich and diverse experiences, struggles, and triumphs of the African American community. They delve into historical events, key figures, and untold stories, offering a powerful and often emotional journey that highlights the resilience, contributions, and cultural heritage of Black people throughout history.

Black Soul
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Martine Chartrand (Director) - Yves Leduc (Producer)

Black Soul

This animated short dives into the heart of Black culture with an exhilarating trip through history. Watch as a young boy traces his roots through the stories his grandmother shares with him about the events that shaped their cultural heritage.

King - Man of Peace in a Time of War [DVD]
  • A rare and candid TV interview with Martin Luther King, Jr. - unseen in 40 years - is the centerpiece of this timely tribute, featuring exclusive interviews with such notables as Jesse Jackson and Colin Powellthat provide fresh insight into the life and personality of the late civil rights leader. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DOCUMENTARIES Rating: NR Age: 025493165494 UPC:&nb
  • Martin Luther King Jr., Colin Powell, Jesse Jackson (Actors)

King: Man of Peace in a Time of War

A rare TV interview with Martin Luther King Jr. is the centerpiece of this tribute. Exclusive interviews with Jesse Jackson and Colin Powell provide fresh insight into the life and personality of the inspirational civil rights leader.

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Harriet Tubman – They Called Her Moses

Discover the real Harriet Tubman in this compelling documentary narrated by Alfrelynn Roberts and featuring expert interviews with leading scholars, Dr. Eric Lewis Williams of the Smithsonian Institute and Carl Westmoreland of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey (Actors)

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Forest Whitaker leads an all-star cast as a White House butler who served eight presidents while the civil rights movement and other major events affect his life, family, and society. | Stream on Netflix

Loving
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Joel Edgerton, Marton Csokas, Ruth Negga (Actors)

Loving

Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South.

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Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia. | Stream on Netflix

Black Seeds: The History of Africans in America
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Carey Conley, Tangi Greene, Ben Ayers (Actors)

Black Seeds: The History of Africans in America

“Black Seeds” uses dramatic historical reenactments, rare period illustrations, and an original music score to explain the socioeconomic reasons behind the development of the transatlantic slave trade and shows how the institution of chattel slavery took root in the United States of America.
 

Black History Activators
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kelly Sweet, William BJ Butler (Actors)

Black History Activators

This important and timely collection features educational, in-depth introductions to some of the most notable and integral individuals and events that make up Black History.

I Am Not Your Negro
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Dick Cavett (Actors)

I Am Not Your Negro

With unprecedented access to James Baldwin’s original work, Raoul Peck completed a documentary film version of the novel Baldwin never finished—a radical narration about race in America that tracks the lives and assassinations of Baldwin’s friends Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers.

Harriet
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Joe Alwyn, Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monáe (Actors)

Harriet

From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told.

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To continue learning, check out the Harriet Movie Study.

Birth of a Movement

In 1915, civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood.

To continue learning, check out the Black History Research Unit

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