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

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  • 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

The Butler

Lee Daniel’s The Butler, starring some of the top African-Americans in film and entertainment such as Oprah, Forest Whitaker and Mariah Carey, gives a raw look at Black issues and the evolution of the Black man from the field to the White House.

(Photo: The Weinstein Company)

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