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by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The Black church has historically been a place for community and activism that provided a platform for influential leaders.
by Mia Bay
Stories of struggle and resilience on planes, trains, and automobiles highlight mobility as a central theme towards Black freedom.
by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Through study of historical and contemporary systemic racism, including mass incarceration and Black unemployment, Taylor argues that activism against police brutality is a strong path towards Black liberation.
by Wil Haygood
Journalist Will Haygood takes a cinematic look at the portrayal of Black culture through film. This history of the Black experience is expressed by the actors and filmmakers, who produced these films.
by Tiya Miles
This is the extraordinary story of a family keepsake that bonded three generations of African American women from South Carolina.
by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
To come to terms with who she is and what she wants, Ailey, the daughter of a doctor and a schoolteacher, embarks on a journey through her family's past, helping her embrace her heritage, which is the story of the Black experience in itself.
by Naima Coster
Integrated into a predominantly white high school, an anxious young Black student and a half-Latina whose mother would have her pass as white join a bridge-building school play that shapes the trajectory of their adult lives.
by Robert Jones, Jr.
Two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation find refuge in each other while transforming a quiet shed into a haven for their fellow slaves, before an enslaved preacher declares their bond sinful.
Revisits a February 1964 meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke in a room at the Hampton House, celebrating Ali's surprise title win over Sonny Liston.View on CountyCat
Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton.View on CountyCat