Great African-American Books Turned Movies

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  • 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
  • Precious/Push


Roots was an epic TV series based on Alex Haley's historically based novel of the same title. Haley researched his family lineage to Africa in order to research the book, which went on to be one of the most watched mini-series of all time. (Photo: Warner Bros. Television)

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