Based on an iconic 1863 photo, a slave, torn from his family to work on rebel railroad, escapes into a swamp pursued by a cruel slave catcher, winds up in the Union Army.
The Piano Lesson (1996)
A Black brother & sister in Pittsburgh argue over selling or keeping a piano carved with images of their Mississippi slave heritage.
The Woman King (2022)
Two women of 19th C. Dahomey’s Agojie, the female part of the kingdom’s army , one the general & the other a recruit, find they have a bond in the traumatic past.
Fannie Lou Hamer’s America
The inspiring life story of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer in Mississippi.
See the Founding Fathers sing & dance in this musical comedy about events leading up to signing of the Declaration of Independence, based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play.
Lincoln’s Dilemma (2022)
How Frederick Douglas greatly influenced Abe Lincoln toward accepting Blacks amidst the turmoil of politics & war.
Amend: The Fight for America (2021)
Will Smith, using graphics & actors, hosts this survey of the long struggle for Blacks to become full citizens, centering on the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution.
The Underground Railroad (2021)
Set in an imaginary South where the Underground Railroad sends real trains through tunnels, this is the story of Cora who boards it in Georgia in her quest for freedom.
Before the Civil War a Black man who voluntarily returns to slavery to teach slaves how to read finds an eager pupil in a young girl.
Charlotte Forten’s Mission: Experiment in Freedom (1985)
This TV film focuses on the heroic 2 years that Black Abolitionist Charlotte Forten spent teaching ex-slaves at Port Royal during the Civil War.