African American Documentary Films

Listed below are documentary films that are about African-American topics and/or have been produced by notable African-Americans.

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african american documentaries
Title
4 Little Girls
Eyes on the Prize
Freedom Riders
Hoop Dreams
Let Freedom Sing
Michael Jackson This Is It
Untold Story of Emmett Till, The
When We Were Kings
 
black documentaries
Title
60 Minutes Presents: Obama: All Access - Barack Obama's Road to the White House  
500 Years Later 
Adam Clayton Powell  
African American Lives 
African American Lives 2 
Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance 
American Cultural History - African Americans 
American Cultural History - Racism
Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery 
Arthur Ashe - Citizen of the World  
Black History: An Historical Overview 
Black History: Contributions to Society in the Arts, Sports, Science, and More 
Black History: From Civil War Through Today 
Black Indians: An American Story 
Century of Black Cinema, A 
Citizen King  
Dreams of Obama  
Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution  
Federation of Black Cowboys, The  
First Person Singular: John Hope Franklin  
Flyers: In Search of a Dream  
For Love of Liberty  
Frederick Douglass (A&E DVD Archives)  
Great Day in Harlem, A 
Harlem Renaissance / Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Nat King Cole 
History Of Black Achievement In America  
Improvisation: Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald and More 
In Remembrance of Martin  
Jazz : A Film By Ken Burns  
Jazz Icons 9 DVD Box Set 
Jazz Icons, Vol. 2 (8 DVD Box Set)
Jazz Masters: Vintage Collection 
Jumpin' and Jivin', Vol. 1 
Leaving Cleaver  
Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry, The  
Morgan Lacrosse Story, The  
Miles Davis Story, The
Movies of Color - Black Southern Cinema 
Nightfighters: The story of the 332nd Fighter Group, Tuskegee Airmen  
Only the Ball Was White  
Percy Julian - Forgotten Genius  
Reconstruction: The Second Civil War 
Road to the White House (December 28, 2008)  
Roots of Resistance: A Story of the Underground Railroad 
Say Amen, Somebody 
Scottsboro: An American Tragedy  
Simon Schama's Rough Crossings  
Sisters of Selma  
Slavery and the Making of America 
The Tuskegee Airmen  
Two Nations of Black America  
Unchained Memories 
Underground Railroad  
Unforgivable Blackness - The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 
Voyage of La Amistad: A Quest for Freedom  
Wattstax 
Yes We Can! - The Barack Obama Story  
 
 

 

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