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Documentaries and Other Historical Media

Good Hair
by Chris Rock

The Richard Pryor Show on NBC

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Featuring Cicely Tyson

Lady Sings the Blues
Featuring Diana Ross and Richard Pryor

The Rosa Park Story
Featuring Angela Bassett

Hotel Rwanda
Featuring Don Cheadle

Disney’s Ruby Bridges

Flying for Freedom
The Untold Story of the Tuskegee Airmen

Dirty Little Secret
The Kingston Coal Coal Ash Spill

At The River I Stand

Daughters of the Dust

Great and Mighty Walk

Jimmy Hendrix

Up From Slavery

Marcus Garvey
Look for me in the Whirlwind

Fatima Robinson

The Untold Story of Emmett Till

Brown Sugar (Parts 1-4)

Desegregation:  A Dream Delayed

The Fight:  Joe versus Max

Dorothy Dandridge:  An American Beauty

The Black Press:  Soldiers Without Swords

The African American Athlete

Muhammad Ali:  The Whole Story

The Clinton 12:  A Documentary Film

Facing Ali

Sign Post to Freedom

Chisholm ’72

Secrets of the Negro Baseball League

Richard Pryor:  Uncensored

The Weight of the Nation

Standing on My Sister’s Shoulders

Aristide:  An Endless Revolution


Jim Brown:  All American

The Loving Story

Paul Robeson:  Here I Stand

Bill Withers:  Still Bill

Only The Ball Was White

Brother Outsider:  The Story of Bayard Rustin

Nelson Mandela