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Showing 1 - 10 of 76 titles with a criteria of Subject is African-American Studies


Althea

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

Icarus Films | 2014 | 83 minutes

Always in Season

After 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging in North Carolina in 2014, his mother’s search for justice and reconciliation begins - centuries of trauma and lynching bleed into the present

GOOD DOCS | 2019 | 89 minutes

Alzheimers and African Americans

Alzheimer's in the African-American community.

Terra Nova Films | 2007 | 27 minutes

American Revolutionary

The life of Chinese-American civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs

GOOD DOCS | 2013 | 82 minutes

The Angry Heart

Spotlights the modern epidemic of heart disease in the African-American community

The Fanlight Collection | 2001 | 57 minutes

An 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

Black Girl in Suburbia

For many Black girls raised in the suburbs, the experiences of going to school, playing on the playground, and living day-to-day life is alienating. BLACK GIRL IN SUBURBIA looks at the suburbs of America from the perspective of women of color.

Women Make Movies | 2017 | 54 minutes

The Body Beautiful

This bold, stunning exploration of a white mother who undergoes a radical mastectomy and her Black daughter who embarks on a modeling career reveals the profound effects of body image and the strain of racial and sexual identity on their charged, intensely loving bond

Women Make Movies | 1992 | 23 minutes

'63 Boycott

Connects the massive 1963 Chicago Public Schools boycott to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism. This title has one or more clips.

Bullfrog Films | 2017 | 30 minutes

Coffee Colored Children

This lyrical, unsettling film conveys the experience of children of mixed racial heritage. Suffering the aggression of racial harassment, a young girl and her brother attempt to wash their skin white with scouring powder.

Women Make Movies | 1990 | 15 minutes