Great African-American Books Turned Movies

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  • 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?
  • Never Die Alone
  • Three Musketeers
  • Beloved
  • Trick Baby
  • Lady Sings the Blues

The Spook That Sat by the Door

The Spook That Sat by the Door was a book by Sam Greenlee that became a movie in 1973. The movie was about an African-American CIA agent who uses his training to start an uprising against the police. (Photo: United Artists Pictures)

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