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?


Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey starred in Beloved, which was based on Toni Morrison's novel of the same name. The movie tells the story of two slaves who escaped Kentucky to flee to the free state of Ohio. (Photo: Harpo Productions)

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