Watch these Black History movies for kids in a classroom, home or church to educate elementary students, high school students or adults about Black History. Then watch these Black History Movies for Kids on Netflix.
I’m not saying that we didn’t watch any, rather, only that I don’t remember watching any. And in current times, educators have access to the Internet and streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc.
So, there are so many movies that can be watched and discussed in the classroom to enrich students’ learning in this rich pool of history during the month.
Watch these movies with your students, discuss them, use this movie review questionnaire or other activities that I have linked to that will provide an interactive learning experience for your students as it relates to Black History.
These Black History month movies are great for kids, children of many ages and students.
Best Black History Movies for Kids
The Gabby Douglas Story (NOT RATED)
This biographical drama tells the story of Gabby Douglas, the American gymnast who made history at the 2012 Summer Olympics by becoming the first black woman to win the Individual All-Around Championship.
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (NOT RATED)
This a 2009 documentary film produced by Edward Norton broadcast in November 2009 on HBO, follows Barack Obama and various members of his campaign team, including David Axelrod, through the two years leading up to the United States presidential election on November 4, 2008.
Written and presented by Professor Gates, the six-hour series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed — forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds.
In the face of violent racist attacks, Martin Luther King Jr. leads a protest in Alabama that culminates in a historic march from Selma to Montgomery.
Be sure to check out these Black History Month Worksheets and Printable Black History Month Activities for Kids.