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Black History Month Sampler

A sampler of films to celebrate Black History Month

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A Dangerous IdeaA Dangerous Idea

Examines the history of the US eugenics movement and its recent resurrection, which uses false scientific claims and holds that an all-powerful 'gene' determines who is worthy and who is not.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2017 ♦ 106 minutes ♦ 10 - 12, College, Adult
AltheaAlthea

Pioneering athlete Althea Gibson broke records on and off the tennis court.

Icarus Films ♦ 2015 ♦ 83 minutes
Capturing the FlagCapturing the Flag

A tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina - 2016 'posterchild' for voter suppression - intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2018 ♦ 76 minutes ♦ Grades 9-12, College, Adult
Come Hell or High WaterCome Hell or High Water

When the graves of former slaves are bulldozed in Mississippi, a Boston teacher returns home to protect the community his ancestors settled.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2014 ♦ 56 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Conversations with Roy DeCaravaConversations with Roy DeCarava

The life of the first black photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Icarus Films ♦ 1984 ♦ 28 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Counting on DemocracyCounting on Democracy

An examination of the fiasco in Florida in the context of the history of voting rights violations.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2003 ♦ 57 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Finally Got the NewsFinally Got the News

A film about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, which was, 'in many respects the most significant expression of black radical thought and activism in the 1960s.' - Manning Marable, Prof. of History, Columbia Univ.

Icarus Films ♦ 2003 ♦ 55 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Fundi: The Story of Ella BakerFundi: The Story of Ella Baker

Friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, FUNDI reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker played in shaping the American civil rights movement.

Icarus Films ♦ 1981 ♦ 63 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
I Am SomebodyI Am Somebody

1969 hospital workers struggle in Charleston, South Carolina.

Icarus Films ♦ 1970 ♦ 30 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
In Motion: Amiri BarakaIn Motion: Amiri Baraka

Biographical profile of the out-spoken African-American writer.

Icarus Films ♦ 1983 ♦ 60 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult

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