African American History Movies

Listed below are African American movies on DVD or video that are historical in nature. These movies chronicle and dramatize some of the most important events in African American history. Of particular note is the television miniseries, Roots, which also became a seminal event in American television movie history, too.

Some of these movies are well-known and some are little known movie gems. Check them out!

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black history movies
4 Little Girls
Backstairs at the White House
Body and Soul
Buffalo Soldiers
Eyes on the Prize
Miss Evers Boys
Queen, Alex Haley's
Roots: The Next Generations
Tuskegee Airmen, The
Untold Story of Emmett Till, The
When We Were Kings
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60 Minutes - Barack Obama (February 11, 2007)  
African American Lives  
African American Lives 2  
Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance  
Reconstruction: The Second Civil War  
Roots of Resistance: A Story of the Underground Railroad  
A Great Day in Harlem DVD 
Billie Holiday - Ultimate Collection  
Black Soldier, The
Brother Future  
Flyers: In Search of a Dream  
For Love of Liberty  
Harlem Renaissance / Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Nat King Cole  
History Of Black Achievement In America  
In Remembrance of Martin  
Jazz : A Film By Ken Burns  
Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry, The  
Morgan Lacrosse Story, The  
Movies of Color - Black Southern Cinema  
NOVA: Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius
Nightfighters: The story of the 332nd Fighter Group, Tuskegee Airmen  
Only the Ball Was White  
Race to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad 
Road to the White House (December 28, 2008)  
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  
Underground Railroad (History Channel)  
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Voyage of La Amistad: A Quest for Freedom  


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