Tonight's the last night to catch BET's miniseries event, The Book of Negroes, and you don't want to miss it. After that, keep celebrating our Black History by re-watching some more of the most iconic films, series and documentaries about the struggles and triumphs of African American life.
This television miniseries based on Alex Haley's family tree captivated the nation. Roots, starring Levar Burton as Kunta Kinte, remains a staple in Black history and a must-see for every family in America.
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The Book of Negroes (2014)
BET is shining a light on a little known piece of Black history with their new miniseries, The Book of Negroes. This 3-part series chronicles the kidnapping of an African woman who would go on to free thousands of slaves during the Revolutionary War. You can't miss it.
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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Set to the hip-hop beats of Questlove and Om'Mas Keith,this documentary reveals how some of today's most influential Black artists were inspired by the struggle of the Civil Rights movement, proving how we're all still connected to our past.
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Selma Lord Selma (1999)
Before Ava DuVernay's Oscar nominated film, there was a TV movie about Bloody Sunday that's totally worth re-watching. Selma Lord Selma tells the story of the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery through the eyes of an 8-year-old girl (Jurnee Smollett). It's a classic.
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Dark Girls (2011)
Bill Duke's premiere documentary about colorism in the Black community helped reveal the history behind our current standards of beauty.
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Light Girls (2014)
This follow-up to Bill Duke's acclaimed film, Dark Girls, opened our eyes to the hardships women face on the other end of the color spectrum and is a reminder that Black is beautiful in all shades.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (2013)
Henry Louis Gates Jr's award winning six-part series chronicles the African American experienced from the plantation to the White House.
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The Color of Friendship (2000)
This Disney Channel movie about the American fight against apartheid in South Africa went on to win an Emmy and NAACP Award. It's humor and drama reminds us that race problems affect everyone, no matter the color of your skin.