Black History Movies

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  • Sounder
  • Rosewood
  • The Color Purple
  • Red Tails
  • A Soldier's Story
  • 42
  • The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
  • Miracle at St. Anna
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Separate But Equal
  • Ruby Bridges
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • Malcolm X
  • The Five Heartbeats
  • Boycott
  • Ray
  • Ali
  • Panther
  • Night Catches Us
  • Get on the Bus
  • Shaka Zulu
  • Amistad
  • Roots
  • Django Unchained
  • Sally Hemmings
  • Goodbye Uncle Tom
  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Glory
  • Buffalo Soldiers

The Color Purple

In The Color Purple, Whoopi Goldberg played Celie, a woman who had to deal with racism, poverty and physical abuse in the early 20th century. The film also starred Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover and was nominated for 11 Oscars. (Photo: Amblin Entertainment)