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Resources for keyword: African-Americans
12 Years a Slave
A sobering drama about racism and slavery that will sear your soul and set you thinking about the shadow side of American history.
To the End of June
An incisive study that sheds light on the complex challenges faced by a foster care system in crisis.
The compelling true story of a 22-year-old African-American whose effort to turn his life around was cut short by the unnecessary violence of a trigger-happy policeman.
Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary
A documentary charting the extraordinary life and work of Mumia Abu-Jamal from his prison cell over the last 30 years.
The Loving Story
A riveting documentary about the case that went all the way to the Supreme Court and legalized interracial marriage in 1967.
A very special historical drama about Lincoln's leadership skills during the tense times of civil war and racial enmity.
Spiritual Perspectives on 50 Films for Black History Month
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Celebrate Black History Month with 50 of the best films about African-Americans.
An inspiring documentary about a caring coach of a losing inner-city football team.
An excerpt from God Lives
A memoir of spiritual adventure mixed with poetry and theology.
George Stevens, Jr.
A stirring and enlightening one-man performance by Laurence Fishburne on the life and legal career of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American on the Supreme Court.
I Lay My Stitches Down
Poetic portraits about how African-American slaves tried to keep their souls alive.
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
James H. Cone
A theologian's incisive assessment of lynching in America and a critique of the silence of Christian communities.
George Washington Carver Day
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Acknowledging the accomplishments and wisdom of the African-American agricultural researcher.
A powerful coming-of-age drama about a creative and inexperienced African-American lesbian who tries to be true to herself.
A tribute to African-American maids in the South during 1963 and their courage in telling their stories as a form of grace and courage under pressure.
Rejoice and Shout
Gospel music to stir the soul, shake the rafters, and express devotion and gratitude to God.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Goran Hugo Olsson
A lively and fascinating glimpse of the Black Power Movement and its messages for America.
The Cosmopolitan Canopy
A rousing celebration of city, civility, diversity, and places where the walls between the races are pulled down.
Night Catches Us
A bittersweet drama set in 1976 about two African-Americans in Philadelphia forced to come to terms with the ghosts of their past.
James H. Evans, Jr.
Presents a brisk and erudite discussion of a Christian theology of play.