Great African-American Books Turned Movies

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  • 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
  • The Spook That Sat by the Door
  • Cotton Comes to Harlem
  • Roots
  • Malcolm X
  • Think Like a Man

Miracle at St. Anna

Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna was based on the novel of the same title by James McBride. The movie tells the story of a group of Black soldiers who travel to Italy in WWII and find a treasure. (Photo: 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks)

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