6 Movies to Watch for Black History Month
Hello Friends and welcome to the blog today.
I hope everyone is doing well after the holiday weekend. I took the time to do more packing, purge items we don’t need and update all of my household documents.
(It’s amazing the things you keep…I found my daughters report cards from the 3-5 grade, LOL)
This month Bianca and I have been taking advantage (of our streaming services) by watching some great movies, and documentaries in honor of Black History Month.
“February is not an excuse to watch these movies but we should partake in them more often.”
We do this for the culture in showing support for our black filmmakers, screenwriters, artist, and actors. I’ve curated a small list of films that we’ve seen this month and others that are upcoming on our roster.
6 Movies to Watch For Black History
One Night in Miami ~ Available to Stream on Amazon
SYNOPSIS: A fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s. [Source: IMBD]
Bad Hair~ Available to Stream on Hulu
SYNOPSIS: In 1989 an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own. [Source: IMBD]
Harriet ~ Available to stream on HBO Max
SYNOPSIS: The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman‘s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. [Source: IMBD)
Confirmation ~ Available to stream on HBO Max
SYNOPSIS: Nominated to the Supreme Court in 1991, Judge Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce) must testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee after Anita Hill (Kerry Washington), his former employee, claims that he sexually harassed her. [Source: Google]
Ma Rainey’s Back Bottom ~ Available to stream on Netflix
SYNOPSIS: During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”.[Source: IMBD]
The United States vs Billie Holiday ~ Available to stream on Hulu
SYNOPSIS: Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair. [Source IMBD]
Let me know in the comments if you decide to watch any of these movies. So far we’ve watched “One Night in Miami”, “Bad Hair”, “Harriet”, and “Confirmation”.
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