Great African-American Books Turned Movies

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  • Never Die Alone
  • Three Musketeers
  • Beloved
  • Trick Baby
  • Lady Sings the Blues
  • Precious/Push
  • The Spook That Sat by the Door
  • Cotton Comes to Harlem
  • Roots
  • Malcolm X
  • Think Like a Man
  • The Color Purple
  • Devil in a Blue Dress
  • Miracle at St. Anna
  • Native Son
  • What's Love Go to Do With It?

Lady Sings the Blues

Lady Sings the Blues starred Diana Ross as Billie Holiday and was based on Billie's autobiography with the same title. Both the book and movie deal with Billie's triumphs in music and struggles with segregation and drug abuse. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

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