In addition to thousands of African American history books, UNE Library Services has access to a robust collection of streaming movies and documentaries. Below are some suggestions. There is lots more to explore, you can search the full collection of videos at library.une.edu.
I Am Not Your Negro
An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.
David Hilliard Giving the Black Panther Tour
This documentary, featuring Black Panther Party member David Hilliard, is a tour of the Black Panther Party’s history.
The New Black: LGBT Rights and African American Communities
This award-winning documentary boldly examines the controversial and challenging issues facing African American communities on gay civil rights, campaigns for/against marriage equality and in particular the role of faith institutions. The film makes a compelling case that the fight for LGBT rights in Black communities is an extension of the Black Freedom Struggle.
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Faubourg Treme – The Untold Story of Black New Orleans
Past and present collide in this powerful documentary about Faubourg Treme, the fabled New Orleans’ neighborhood that gave birth to jazz, launched America’s first black daily newspaper, and nurtured generations of African American activists.
This Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing for the first time the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. Through these images we can begin to understand the evolution of racial consciousness in America.