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11 Movies To Watch During Black History Month

11 Movies To Watch During Black History Month

February 17, 2017
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It is currently Black History Month and we wanted to include a ranking list that helped celebrate what this month is all about. Black History Month is a chance to learn about, share and recognize the achievements, hard work and rich history of black culture. Today on our list we have 11 movies that show people who stood up for what they believed in. These movies tell stories of perseverance and strength. There are some older classic movies as well as some great new releases that you are sure to enjoy.

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42: The Jackie Robinson Story (2013)
The memorable story of the life of baseball player, Jackie Robinson.
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The Color Purple (1985)
An African American woman fights for her place in a male dominated town in the 1930’s.
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Hidden Figures (2016)
The true story of three African American women working at NASA and serving as key parts in the launch of John Glenn into space.
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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Walter Lee Younger has felt like life has been a constant struggle but an unexpected financial turn could change the course of his life.
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Barry (2016)
The life of Barack Obama during his college years.
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Solomon, a free black man, is abducted and sold into slavery. In his twelfth year as a slave his life could change forever.
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13th (2016)
A Netflix documentary about the racial inequality in the prison system in the US.
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Fences (2016)
An African American man in the 1950’s struggles to raise his family in poverty and a culture of racism.
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Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom (2013)
A look back at the life of Nelson Mandela.
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What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
The story of Nina Simone a well-known musician and activist.
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Selma (2014)
In a town of intense racial inequality a march is organized eventually leading to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

 

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Tori Ten Hagen is married to her amazing husband, Austin, and together they have a busy, energetic little boy. She is a stay-at-home mom passionate about encouraging other moms on their own parenting journeys. When she isn't busy keeping up with her toddler, you can find her sipping on coffee, reading a book, or curled up watching a good movie. Tori also writes on her personal blog and you can find more of her writing at www.ttenhagen.wordpress.com

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