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

Cotton Comes to Harlem

Cotton Comes to Harlem was based on the Chester Hines novel of the same name. The movie told the story of two detectives investigating a corrupt preacher who was exploiting the people of Harlem. Ossie Davis directed the movie and Red Foxx had a comedic role. (Photo: Formosa Productions)

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