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The African-American Studies Collection

A collection of essential African-American Studies films.

The African-American Studies Collection is an interdisciplinary collection of over 40 films focused on the social, political, and cultural history and present experience of African Americans.

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

Icarus Films ♦ 2015 ♦ 83 minutes
Alzheimers and African AmericansAlzheimers and African Americans

Alzheimer's in the African-American community.

Terra Nova Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 27 minutes
An Apollo LegendAn Apollo Legend

One night a week, the stage at the Apollo Theater is an amateur's battleground, where performers have competed for stardom since 1934. Today, the legend of Ella Fitzgerald lives on in the hearts of those who pray for their own big break.

MediaStorm ♦ 2008 ♦ 18 minutes ♦ 4-12, college, adults
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
Crips and Bloods: Made in AmericaCrips and Bloods: Made in America
Chronicles the decades-long cycle of destruction and despair that defines modern gang culture in South LA.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 2009 ♦ 83 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
The Dhamma BrothersThe Dhamma Brothers

An overcrowded maximum-security prison is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2008 ♦ 76 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Fight Hate With LoveFight Hate With Love

Prison-survivor and activist Michael Ta’Bon leads a one-man movement in his community to help other young men avoid the revolving door of the prison system he’s been trapped in since he was a teen.

MediaStorm ♦ 2017 ♦ 79 minutes ♦ 10-12, college, adults
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

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