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Celebrating Black Voices

It’s Black History Month, and we wanted to use this platform to highlight the voices of Black creators through literature and film, particularly the works that we’re watching and reading right now. We’re continuing to educate ourselves on the history of African American culture in our nation, this month and every month. Check out the list of films, books, and TV series below for some recs!

Films:

One Night in Miami
Directed by Regina King

Judas and the Black Messiah
Directed by Shaka King

TV Shows:

“Amend: The Fight for America”
Executive produced by Larry Wilmore and Will Smith
(Netflix miniseries)

“Insecure”
Directed by Issa Rae
(HBO dramedy)

“Lovecraft Country”
Starring Jonathan Majors
(HBO supernatural drama series)

Books:

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of Africa America, 1619-2019
By Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain

The Autobiography of Malcolm X
By Malcolm X

The Nickel Boys
By Colson Whitehead

The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop
By Clover Hope

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
By Isabel Wilkerson