In this remake of the 1970s miniseries based on Alex Haley’s novel, a new generation of actors retraces the roots of American slavery through the saga of Kunta Kinte — a young man taken from a Gambian village and brought to America to serve.
It tells the life story of a young woman and it shows the problems which biracial slaves and former slaves faced in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries.
A freeborn black man is abducted from New York and sold into slavery in this historical drama based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup.
Accompanied by a German bounty hunter, a freed slave named Django travels across America to free his wife from a sadistic plantation owner.
Director Steven Spielberg takes on the towering legacy of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his stewardship of the Union during the Civil War years.
In this fact-based drama, a rebellious farmer leads a group of Civil War deserters in a fight to establish a mixed-race free state in the deep South.
This period drama based on fact traces the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a biracial girl born in 1761 to a British admiral father and an African mother.
Set against the antebellum South, the movie follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves.
Steven Spielberg directed this story about the 1839 revolt aboard Spanish slave ship La Amistad and the uprising’s tragic aftermath.
A thriller set in London’s slave trade and centered on a woman’s fight for freedom.
This true story (originally aired as a TV show) 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!
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