Top 10 Movies About Black Slavery and Racism

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1) When they see us

In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York’s Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime. The quintet, labeled the Central Park Five, maintained its innocence and spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated. This limited series spans a quarter of a century, from when the teens are first questioned about the incident in the spring of 1989, going through their exoneration in 2002 and ultimately the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

2) The Hate you give

The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama[4] film co-produced and directed by George Tillman Jr. from a screenplay by Audrey Wells (who died the day before the film’s release), based on the 2017 young adult novel of the same name by Angie Thomas.

3) Judas and the black messiah

William O’Neal, a petty criminal, is tasked by the FBI to infiltrate the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. He is supposed to get close to and provide intelligence on Fred Hampton.

4) Queen and Slim

Queen and Slim go out for a date. However, their romantic adventure takes an unexpected turn when a police officer catches them for rash driving.

5) Get out

Chris, an African-American man, decides to visit his Caucasian girlfriend’s parents during a weekend getaway. Although they seem normal at first, he is not prepared to experience the horrors ahead.

6) If Beale Street Could Talk

The lives of childhood friends and lovers Tish and Fonny take a drastic turn when Fonny gets falsely accused of rape. A pregnant Tish then sets out to prove his innocence.

7) Django Unchained

When Django, a slave, is freed, he joins forces with a bounty hunter to rescue his wife, who has been enslaved by Calvin, a hard-hearted plantation owner.

8) Selma

Martin Luther King Jr, along with hundreds of people, carries forth a journey from Selma to Montgomery to demand voting rights for the black community.

9) 12 years a slave

Solomon Northup, a free African-American, is promised a fortnightly job by Brown and Hamilton. However, after arriving in Washington DC, he realises that he has been sold into slavery.

10) Glory

Robert Shaw, a white officer, faces opposition from his fellow officers and ire from enemy soldiers for leading a battalion of black soldiers.

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