These movies, shows and documentaries should be required viewing for Black History Month

And they’re all available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime

Washington: Professor Anita Hill is sworn-in before testifying at the Senate Judiciary hearing on the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination. Miss Hill testified on her charges of alleged sexual harassment by Judge Thomas in 1991.
Washington: Professor Anita Hill is sworn-in before testifying at the Senate Judiciary hearing on the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination. Miss Hill testified on her charges of alleged sexual harassment by Judge Thomas in 1991. (Getty Images.)

As we all know, February is Black History Month, so it’s a great time to brush up on Black history and educate yourself.

Luckily for us, streaming networks such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and all the rest of them have a lot of movies, TV series and documentaries that help illustrate the Black experience, whether it’s an adaptation of a book by an iconic Black author, or a documentary about riots that changed America forever.

While educating yourself about people who look different from you should be something we should be doing all year, Black History Month is a fantastic way to make sure that you’re putting in the work to be a better person.

Have you seen any of these movies or documentaries? Let us know in the comments below.


Netflix

‘13th’

Directed by Ava DuVernay (she’ll come up again in this list), the documentary shows you how America changed after the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, but also kickstarted the prison boom in America.


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