Great African-American Books Turned Movies

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  • 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
  • Precious/Push
  • The Spook That Sat by the Door
  • Cotton Comes to Harlem
  • Roots
  • Malcolm X
  • Think Like a Man
  • The Color Purple

Native Son

Richard Wright's epic novel Native Son managed to capture the intensity and harshness of poverty and segregation. The PBS movie featured Oprah Winfrey. (Photo: American Playhouse) 

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