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Films to Watch This Black History Month

  1. Malcolm X
  2. 12 Years a Slave
  3. Django Unchained
  4. The Butler
  5. Ali
  6. I Am Not Your Negro
  7. Selma
  8. Hidden Figures
  9. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  10. Fruitvale Station
  11. Moonlight
  12. The Great Debaters
  13. 4 Little Girls
  14. Belle
  15. Get on the Bus
  16. Straight Outta Compton
  17. 13th
  18. The Help
  19. Boyz in the Hood
  20. Glory
  21. The Color Purple
  22. Fences
  23. The Hate U Give (in cinemas soon, a must see)
  24. Panther
  25. The Rosa Parks Story
  26. Roots
  27. 42
  28. Cool Runnings
  29. The BlacKkKlansman
  30. Black Panther

Bonus! (TV show): Underground

There are many, many more but I didn’t want a list that was too long. I do however want people of all backgrounds to take more of an interest in historical films about the amazing black people. Their story deserves to be told, again and again, and we all need to listen. Learn from your history, whether you’re black, white, or Asian. We all could learn a great deal.

And if you are a storyteller or creative, share their stories, too. Tell the stories that are hard to tell, or at least include people from all backgrounds so that they can be the heroes of adventures, and so that young black boys and girls can look up to them and know that they can be heroes, too.

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