These 17 Movies Will Help Educate You About Racism And Black History In America

If you haven’t watched '13th,' now is the time.

1/20/2021 2:28:00 AM

If you haven’t watched '13th,' now is the time.

If you haven’t watched '13th,' now is the time.

follows the story of Starr Carter, a Black high schooler who straddles the privileged world of her prep school and the poor Black neighborhood she grew up in. But Starr is forced to reckon with both worlds when her friend Khalil is shot by a white police officer, and she's the only witness.

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13I Am Not Your NegroIf you’ve never read or heard James Baldwin before, then you're in for a treat. The novelist, activist, and playwright breaks down race relations in a way that’s easy to understand and difficult to deny.I Am Not Your Negrois based on Baldwin's unfinished manuscript,

Remember This House,and will take viewers through the history of what it means to be Black in America and how that's evolved over time.14Say Her Name: The Life And Death Of Sandra BlandWhen discussing the racial injustice faced by Black Americans, it's important not to leave Black women out of the conversation. Activist Sandra Bland was pulled over for a traffic violation and, three days later, found dead in her jail cell. She is just one of countless Black women whose experience with racism deserves to be told. This film shares her story and follows the two-year case that began shortly after her death.

15SelmaYes, the South was desegregated in 1964, but Black people were still seen as less than. Discrimination prevailed across the country, and many Black people were kept from registering to vote. This movie shows the post-Civil Rights Act suffrage efforts led by Dr. King to get the Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed.

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