There are so many great Black movies on Netflix, including these slavery movies on Netflix. They feature historical documentaries surrounding the trials of Black and African-American people during slavery in the 17th and 18th centuries.
What is slavery?
Slavery is, in the strictest sense of the term, any system in which principles of property law are applied to people, allowing individuals to own, buy and sell other individuals, as a de jure form of property. (Source)
Existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries after it gained independence and before the end of the American Civil War. (Source)
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- Movies About The African-American Experience on Netflix
- 9 Slavery Movies on Netflix
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All the titles listed are currently on Netflix, but that is subject to change without notice.
9 SLAVERY MOVIES ON NETFLIX
This documentary combines historical documents, interviews and re-created scenes to dramatize the still-controversial 1831 Nat Turner Slave Rebellion. (Watch on Netflix)
Near the end of the Civil War, two rogue Union soldiers assail two Southern women and their slave, who rally to hold their attackers at bay. (Watch on Netflix)
In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. (Watch on Netflix)
Finding a tantalizing clue in an old letter, a young woman journeys to her family’s tropical plantation to uncover generations of secrets. (Watch on Netflix)
This true story of 19th-century Africa follows mighty Zulu Shaka as he leads his proud warriors on a quest to be one people, one power, one empire! (Watch on Netflix)
Ken Burns’s documentary depicts the action of famous Civil War battles, and relates the stories of soldiers, generals and a beleaguered president. (Watch on Netflix)
In Colombia in 1821, a white orphan is taken in by black slaves. Years after being torn from them, she returns to find her family and childhood love. (Watch on Netflix)
Oprah Winfrey sits down with director Ava DuVernay to discuss her Oscar-nominated film, historical cycles of oppression and the broken prison system. (Watch on Netflix)
In a magical take on a true story, a slave mails himself from a plantation in Richmond, Virginia, to freedom in Philadelphia in 1848. (Watch on Netflix)
PLACES YOU CAN VISIT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SLAVERY AND BLACK HISTORY
- Booker T. Washington National Monument (Washington‘s birthplace)
- Cliveden, the 18th-century home of the Chew family, immerses visitors in this part of America’s past in the Philadelphia area of Germantown, Pennsylvania.
- Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Civil Rights Trail which includes 100 locations across 14 states
- Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA, which preserves one of the first free black settlements in America
BOOKS ABOUT SLAVERY AND BLACK HISTORY
- Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington
- Celia, A Slave by Melton A Mclaurin
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by David W. Blight
- The Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker
- American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. Morgan
- Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert
- Africa: A Biography of the Continent by John Reader
- Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation by Eric Foner
- The Price for Their Pound of Flesh by Daina Ramey Berry
- My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
- Black Reconstruction in America by W. E. B. Du Bois
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