Black History Month Film Picks
Watch all these documentary films ranging in topics from identity, history, empowerment, civil rights, and gender!
A Panther in Africa
A Black Panther living in exile in Tanzania commits his life to activism and community service. Read more here.
Negroes with Guns
PBS presents the documentary about the untold story of Rob and Mabel Williams. orgotten civil rights leader who urged African Americans to arm themselves against violent racists. Read more here.
**this is just part 1 of the film, make sure you click on video to access the other parts….I promise you will not want to miss out on watching them.
HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats & Rhymes
PBS, Independent Lens presents a documentary that tackles issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in today’s hip-hop culture. Read more here.
Adjust your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene
Documentary that covers the tumultous and inspiring life of DC-Native, Petey Greene, America’s first shock jock who influenced a generation of people. A motion picture film was made covering his life called Talk to Me starring Don Cheadle as Greene. The documentary gives you a more intimate glimpse into the man and what he really contributed to not only the plight of African-Americans during the 1960s but also to the broadcast and media industry. Read more here.
Hidden Heroes: African-American Women in WWII
Spiketv presents a documentary about African American women who enlisted in the WACs and WAVEs during WW II.
I hope you enjoyed watching these films. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think about any and all of them!