As we all know, February is Black History Month, so it’s a great time to brush up on Black history and educate yourself.

Luckily for us, streaming networks such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and all the rest of them have a lot of movies, TV series and documentaries that help illustrate the Black experience, whether it’s an adaptation of a book by an iconic Black author, or a documentary about riots that changed America forever.

While educating yourself about people who look different from you should be something we should be doing all year, Black History Month is a fantastic way to make sure that you’re putting in the work to be a better person.

Have you seen any of these movies or documentaries? Let us know in the comments below.



Directed by Ava DuVernay (she’ll come up again in this list), the documentary shows you how America changed after the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, but also kickstarted the prison boom in America.

‘LA 92’

Many young people may not know about the Rodney King trial, including the protests and riots that surrounded his case, since it happened in the early ’90s. This documentary has unseen footage of what went down back then, too.


This Oscar-winning picture tells the story of a young Black gay man living in Miami. It’s a coming-of-age story, and the injustices that he faces make the film even more compelling.

‘The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson’

There wouldn’t be a Pride if it weren’t for Marsha P. Johnson. She is one of the most important activists from the LGBTQ community, and more people need to know about the

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