Black History Documentaries On Netflix and YouTube

Do you have Netflix and chill on your to-do list this weekend? Then go ahead and add some documentaries to your watch list. There are plenty of good documentaries available on the streaming platform as well as on YouTube about black history and black culture that are very educational and informative. So grab a blanket, your favorite snack, and get comfy. Don’t forget to grab a box of tissues as well. Of course some of it is heavy stuff that will make you cry, but it’s a reminder to never forget about our history. Continue to celebrate black history this month and every month.

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Netflix: Who We Are – A Chronicle Of Racism In America

Available on Netflix. It features civil rights lawyer and criminal defense lawyer Jeffery Robinson. He does a great job in this documentary discussing the history of racism in America without sugar coating it while including plenty of historical facts and clips from current events to back it up.

Netflix: Is That Black Enough For You?

About the history of black cinema throughout the decades featuring commentary from black directors and actors.

Netflix: 13th

This documentary takes a deep look at the Prison Industrial Complex in America as well as how it relates to the 13th Amendment.

YouTube: The Road to Freedom: Black History & the Civil Rights Movement

This documentary is narrated by Comedian/Actor Deon Cole. It discusses the struggles that Black Americans faced after the end of slavery to the civil rights movement.

YouTube: The Birth of Gospel — A Chicago Stories Documentary

A look at the history of Gospel music through negro spirituals during slavery, Mahalia Jackson, and the start of Gospel choirs in the church.

YouTube: Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer | Full Documentary

About Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood District which was a very prosperous black community with many black owned businesses. It was also known as Black Wall Street and it was destroyed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

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