Ten Best Black High School Movies

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  • Michelle Pfieffer
  • Steve James
  • Edward James Olmos
  • Stacey Dash
  • Sidney Poitier
  • High School Musical (2006)
  • Debbie Allen
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Morgan Freeman

Stand and Deliver (1988)

Who says math can't be inspiring? Stand and Deliver centers on Jaime Escalante, a teacher in an East Los Angeles school who is determined to teach his students calculus, despite taunts from his fellow faculty that "you can't teach logarithms to illiterates." After one year of hard work, he proves them wrong, and gives a group of under-achieving kids an inspiring dose of self-confidence.

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