Raoul Peck uses an unpublished James Baldwin work as his guide & script, enriched by archival clips & interviews, to expose racism in the US.
The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in MS in 1955 sparks outrage leading to the C-R Movement, thanks to his determined mother Mamie.
Son of the South (2020)
Writer-director Barry Alexander Brown’s film is based on Bob Zellner’s well-received 2008 autobiography The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement. The author’s move from sympathetic but do-nothing white moderate to zealous C-R activist is a good illustration of Dr. King’s criticism in his famous prison letter. At first …
Ruby Bridges (1998)
TThe story of 6-year-old Ruby who integrated an all-White New Orleans school. aided by her mother of faith, a famous, psychiatrist, a kind White teacher, & the support of her church & community.
MALCOLM X (1992)
The story of Malcolm X from his youthful gangster days thru his conversion to Islam in prison to his rise in leadership of Black Muslims and his murder when he broke with its leader.
Green Book (2018)
Based on a true story, this is a movie you shouldn’t miss this season. Click the title to read my entire review.
I am Not Your Negro (2016)
James Baldwin’s voice is as prophetic today as ever. Click the image to read my entire review.
America’s Dream (1996)
In 1948 Georgia at a “colored” school, a talented boy presents a birthday present to his teacher, a Christ painted black, creating a dilemma for the principal because his white supervisor is so upset with it.
Race is about the races Jesse Owens won at the 1936 Berlin Olympics as well as the prejudice of both Nazis & Americans against his African American race..
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
The true story of a white liberal pastor & a black teacher in Oxford N.C. is told in this story of a fight for justice after a jury acquits 3 whites who murdered a black veteran.