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Black History Movie Guide for Parents

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13th

A documentary film that explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the U.S. (Netflix, 2016)
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Christena Cleveland at the 2017 Justice Conference

Christena Cleveland, thejusticeconference.com
Watch video (33:56)

Fruitvale Station

This dramatic rendering of a real-life tragedy recounts the final hours of Oscar Grant, shot by San Francisco transit police on New Year's Day, 2009
Watch trailer

Hair Love

Short animated film based on the children's book.
Watch video (6:47)

I Am Not Your Negro

Based on James Baldwin's unfinished book, this visual essay explores racism through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Watch trailer

Just Mercy

A film based on the true story of Walter McMillian who, with the help of defense attorney Bryan Stevenson, appeals his murder conviction.
Watch trailer

A Kids Book about Racism

Video reading of the children's book.
Watch video (3:58)

Marshall

A biopic of Thurgood Marshall, the first Black U.S. Supreme Court justice
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Racism in America

Phil Vischer (creator of Veggie Tales) gives an overview on racism in America.
Part 1 (17:52) and Part 2 (26:05)

Racism Is Real

Watch video (3:04)

Seeing White Fragility

Animated video
Watch video (6:23)

Systemic Racism Explained

Animated video
Watch video (4:23)

Teach Us All

A film on the continued segregation of U.S. schools, available on Netflix.
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When They See Us

A Netflix mini-series on the 1989 Central Park jogger case and the five males of color who were falsely accused.
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Ted Talks

David Ikard

The real story of Rosa Parks—and why we need to confront myths about Black history
Watch video (18:05)

David Lammy

Climate justice can’t happen without racial justice
Watch video (9:23)

Deborah Lipstadt

Behind the lies of Holocaust denial
Watch video (15:21)

Densho

Ugly History: Japanese American incarceration camps
Watch video (5:28)

Jessica Pryce

To transform child welfare, take race out of the equation
Watch video (7:32)

John Lewis and Bryan Stevenson

The fight for civil rights and freedom
Watch video (23:38)

Ruby Sales

How we can start to heal the pain of racial division
Watch video (20:19)

Tara Houska

The Standing Rock resistance and our fight for Indigenous rights
Watch video (10:55)

 

For all of these films/vidoes, viewer discretion is advised. Some of these films are not appropriate for all ages.

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