African-American Literature and Films That Should Be Taught in the Classroom

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  • Black History in Films and Books
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria
  • Malcolm X
  • The Butler
  • The Color Purple
  • The Help
  • Amistad
  • Rosewood
  • Brick by Brick
  • Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington
  • March On!... and More Stories About African-American History

Black History in Films and Books

Blockbuster 12 Years a Slave is racking up awards and nominations from the Oscars to the NAACP Image Awards. The film will be taught in American public high schools after it is distributed in September, according to the National School Boards Association. Keep reading to check out BET.com’s list of other Black literature and films that should be added to school curriculums. Dominique Zonyéé (@DominiqueZonyee)

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