This is the last week of Black History Month and if you are looking for films in your collection, Twentieth Century Fox and MGM Home Entertainment are honoring classic black movies along with the NAACP. According to Twentieth Century Fox:
“ In celebration of Black History Month and the 100th Anniversary of the NAACP, Twentieth Century Fox and MGM Home Entertainment have partnered with the NAACP to debut a customized Black History Month Collection. This inspiring collection features 77 titles, including comedies, thrillers, dramas, documentaries and television favorites, all now available on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD.
The Black History Month Collection includes some of the most influential productions featuring African American actors and themes. While the complete collection includes 77 titles, 22 of these films have been selected to receive unique DVD faceplates that highlight key themes in African-American heritage including those of Determination, Pride, Entertainment and Success.
Twentieth Century Fox and MGM Home Entertainment will also honor the NAACP’s landmark anniversary by donating a portion of each specially-marked Blu-ray Disc or DVD purchased to the pioneering civil rights organization (up to a total of $100,000)."
Some of the films include Hotel Rwanda
, I, Robot
Here are just a few of the titles from the History of Determination series.
Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004)
Before President Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman to run for President of the United States in 1972. This is her gripping documentary
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
In 1950 Jackie Robinson starred in his movie The Jackie Robinson Story, the true life story about the man who became the first African-American Major League Baseball player. The movie also stars Ruby Dee.
AKA Cassius Clay (1970)
This 1970 documentary is one of the first documentaries about Former Heavyweight Champion of the World Muhammad Ali.
This 1978 television mini-series was a media sensation and garnered nine Emmy nominations, include acting nods to Cicely Tyson, Ossie Davis and Paul Winfield, who played Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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