‘I Am Not Your Negro’
Based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book, this documentary looks at Black history from Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Black Lives Matter movement. Watch it on Netflix or Tubi.
‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’
Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her horn player and the recording studio’s white management in 1927 Chicago. Watch it on Netflix.
“It’s about Thurgood Marshall, the African American lawyer who became the first Black Supreme Court Justice,” Harrell said. “It kind of gives an account of his life before that momentous Supreme Court decision that effectively abolished segregation.” Watch it starting at $3.99 on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play or YouTube.
‘Akeelah and the Bee’
An 11-year-old with a talent for spelling hopes to compete in the National Spelling Bee. Watch it on HBO Max.
There are two versions of this movie (1934 and 1959) based on Fannie Hurst’s novel, which “was one of the very early books that kind of dealt with the problem of being Black and the problem of race in America,” Harrell said. Watch the 1959 version starting at $3.99 on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes or YouTube.
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