FILMS & BOOKS

Films and books about African-Americans, black people, history of slavery, social justice movements, police brutality, prisons, inspiring black leaders.

MOVIES

  • 12 year a slave
  • 13th state (on Netflix)
  • Harriet
  • The Color Purple
  • When they see us (Netflix)
  • Selma
  • Django unchained (directed by Tarantino)
  • Trial by Media, episode about Amadou Diallo (Netflix)
  • Hidden Figures
  • Dear White People
  • The Kalief Browder Story (Netflix, produced by Jay-Z and Harvey Weinstein)
  • The Help (based on a book written by a white woman about black people, has a controversy around it, so choose yourself if this is something you want to watch)
  • Fences
  • Loving (director Jeff Nichols)
  • The Butler
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Malcolm X
  • The Rosa Parks Story
  • Dark Girls (documentary)
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (documentary)
  • She Did That (documentary)
  • Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution
  • Clemency (Director Chinonye Chukwu)
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix, director David France)
  • Who Killed Malcolm X? (Netflix)
  • Blood & Water (Netflix)
  • Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker (Netflix)
  • Becoming (Netflix)
  • Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (Hulu)
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Whose Streets?
  • When I Get Home by Solange
  • King in the Wilderness (documentary)
  • Just Mercy
  • Queen & Slim (Director Melina Matsoukas)
  • Moonlight (Director Barry Jenkins)
  • Waves (Director Trey Edward Shults)
  • BlacKkKlansman (Director Spike Lee)
  • Get Out
  • US
  • Malcolm X (1992)
  • Homecoming (Netflix)

BOOKS

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
  • Why I Am No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • How To Be An Anti-Racists by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
  • Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Series) by Audre Lorde
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • A collection of PDF zines click here