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The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song
The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song
by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The Black church has historically been a place for community and activism that provided a platform for influential leaders.

Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance by Mia Bay
Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance by Mia Bay
by Mia Bay

Stories of struggle and resilience on planes, trains, and automobiles highlight mobility as a central theme towards Black freedom.

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Through study of historical and contemporary systemic racism, including mass incarceration and Black unemployment, Taylor argues that activism against police brutality is a strong path towards Black liberation.

Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World
Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World
by Wil Haygood

Journalist Will Haygood takes a cinematic look at the portrayal of Black culture through film. This history of the Black experience is expressed by the actors and filmmakers, who produced these films.

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
by Tiya Miles

This is the extraordinary story of a family keepsake that bonded three generations of African American women from South Carolina.

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

To come to terms with who she is and what she wants, Ailey, the daughter of a doctor and a schoolteacher, embarks on a journey through her family's past, helping her embrace her heritage, which is the story of the Black experience in itself.

What's Mine and Yours
What's Mine and Yours
by Naima Coster

Integrated into a predominantly white high school, an anxious young Black student and a half-Latina whose mother would have her pass as white join a bridge-building school play that shapes the trajectory of their adult lives.

The Prophets
The Prophets
by Robert Jones, Jr.

Two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation find refuge in each other while transforming a quiet shed into a haven for their fellow slaves, before an enslaved preacher declares their bond sinful.

One Night in Miami
One Night in Miami
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Revisits a February 1964 meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke in a room at the Hampton House, celebrating Ali's surprise title win over Sonny Liston.

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Judas and the Black Messiah
Judas and the Black Messiah
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Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton.

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