A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.
An actor whose name sticks in your mind, and with good reason. Whitaker earned his reputation for starring in powerful character studies 'The Butler', 'Bird', and 'The Last King of Scotland' (for which he picked up an Academy Award).
Denzel Washington's dramatic roles are typically of the criminal variety, but he has also proven himself a capable lead away from cops and robbers roles in movies like 'Flight', 'Remember the Titans', and 'John Q'. Regardless of plot, there isn't a bad choice to be found on this list - so pick a flick and get Denzel Watching-Them!
Documentaries and dramatizations of Black men and women who overcame systemic racism to achieve remarkable accomplishments in politics, business, science, the military, law, the arts, entertainment, and sports.
Movies in the vein of 'Dead Poets Society': featuring teachers who believe in their kids even when they don't believe in themselves. Make sure to check out 'Akeelah and the Bee' for a fantastic indie flick about one girl finding her voice!