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Classic Black Movies and TV Shows to Cherish

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A Raisin in the Sun

Movie • 1961
Proud members of a Chicago family argue over a $10,000 insurance windfall, each offering differing views on what to do with the money.

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Sanford & Son

TV Series • 1972
Cranky, scheming Fred Sanford runs a Los Angeles junkyard with his son and business partner Lamont.

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Good Times

TV Series • 1974
Florida and James Evans struggle to raise their kids, J.J., Thelma and Michael, in a Chicago housing project during the 1970s.

Black Athletes & Sports to Respect

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We Could Be King

Documentary 2014
When two rival Philadelphia high schools are forced to merge due to drastic budget cuts, the combined football teams work to overcome years of fierce rivalry both on and off the field.

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A Most Beautiful Thing

Documentary 2020
The first African American high-school rowing team from the West Side of Chicago.

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Movie 2018
Serena Williams narrates a look back at the politically-charged 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.

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The Drew

Documentary 2015
The story of an elite summer basketball league, the community that birthed it, the man who led it, and the players that call it home.

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More Than Gold

Documentary 2016
Chronicling Jesse Owens' historic four-gold-medal performance at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ethel Waters was the first Black performer seen on television. Her one-night variety special, The Ethel Waters Show, aired on NBC in 1939.

Louis S. Peterson was the first nominated screenwriter in 1957 for NBC’s Goodyear Playhouse episode “Joey,” which starred Anthony Perkins in the title role. David Mills got nominated in both 1996 and 1997 for NYPD Blue and Shonda Rhimes in 2006 for Grey’s Anatomy.

Nat King Cole was the first Black entertainer with a network TV series. The Nat King Cole Show ran on NBC in 1956-1957.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the history and culture of the U.S. history of Black, African-American, and Afro-Latinx communities.

February is Black History Month.

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