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Resources for keyword: African-Americans



12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen
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
Cris Beam
An incisive study that sheds light on the complex challenges faced by a foster care system in crisis.

Fruitvale Station
Ryan Coogler
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
Stephen Vittoria
A documentary charting the extraordinary life and work of Mumia Abu-Jamal from his prison cell over the last 30 years.

The Loving Story
Nancy Buirski
A riveting documentary about the case that went all the way to the Supreme Court and legalized interracial marriage in 1967.

Lincoln
Steven Spielberg
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.

Undefeated
Dan Lindsay
An inspiring documentary about a caring coach of a losing inner-city football team.

An excerpt from God Lives
James Kavanaugh
A memoir of spiritual adventure mixed with poetry and theology.

Thurgood
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
Cynthia Grady
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.

Pariah
Dee Rees
A powerful coming-of-age drama about a creative and inexperienced African-American lesbian who tries to be true to herself.

The Help
Tate Taylor
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
Don McGlynn
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
Elijah Anderson
A rousing celebration of city, civility, diversity, and places where the walls between the races are pulled down.

Night Catches Us
Tanya Hamilton
A bittersweet drama set in 1976 about two African-Americans in Philadelphia forced to come to terms with the ghosts of their past.

Playing
James H. Evans, Jr.
Presents a brisk and erudite discussion of a Christian theology of play.


 

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