36 FILMS TO HEIGHTEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF BLACK HISTORY

36 FILMS TO HEIGHTEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF BLACK HISTORY

As an African-American and South Asian-American family we chiefly believe that if you don’t understand your past how can you build upon your future?   The substance of African-American history is often marred or unfound in American history books.  In essence, you have to seek out much of the historical content and context in which African-Americans helped to shape America.

Nevertheless, this is our collective  history; American history that as parents we look forward to sharing with our multicultural child.  So that she will not have to ask the question of who am I, and she will not be ashamed, or consumed by her mixed cultural heritage but fortified by it.

Hence in celebration of black history month we wanted to share 36 movies that have led us to: shout at the TV/ movie screen, drown our pillows and sofa with tears, and look on in admiration.

36 FILMS ABOUT BLACK HISTORY

1.) Hidden Figures

2.) Amistad

3.) The Story of Jackie Robinson

4.) Malcolm X

5.) Roots

6.) The Color Purple

7.) The Butler

8.) The Rosa Parks Story

9.) Boycott

10.) Separate But Equal

11.) Ali

12.) Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

13.) Thurgood

14.) The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings

15.) Get on the Bus

16.) Night Catches Us

17.) Glory

18.) Panther


 

 

 

 

19.) Rosewood

20.) Ghosts of Mississippi

21.) Red Tails

22.) The Imitation of Life

23.) A Soldier’s Story

24.) The Long Walk Home

25.)  The Great Debaters

26.) Goodbye Uncle Tom

27.) The Hurricane

28.) The Help

29.) 12 years A Slave

30.) Selma

31.) Loving

32.) Black Girl

33.) Tuskegee Airmen

34.) Claudine

35.) Antwone Fisher

36.) Ruby Bridges

 

What Black History Movies do you love/recommend?  Feel free to share this post and comment below.

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