During this season of fear and frustration for our country we can benefit from more education about the issues that have defined the headlines. TUBI has put together a listing of films and documentaries that look at the civil rights movement through a number of lenses that may help those who only see headlines see current events as part of a larger narrative.
The selections feature tons of recognizable stars like Octavia Spencer, Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington and even Muhammad Ali. Stay in from the heat and take a look at some of these selections.
Fruitvale Station (2013) – Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
Harriet Tubman: They Called Her Moses (2018) – documentary
Up From Slavery (2011) – documentary
The Loving Story (2011) – Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentary
Night Catches Us (2010) – Starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington
Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement (2008) – documentary
King: Man of Peace in a Time of War (2007) – documentary featuring interviews with Jesse Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Mike Douglas and Colin Powell
The Injustice System in America (2007) – documentary
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2005) – Starring Mamie Till Mobley, Wheeler Parker, Al Sharpton
February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four (2003) – documentary
Jasper, Texas (2003) – Starring Jon Voight, Louis Gossett, Jr.
Freedom Road (1979) – Starring Muhammad Ali, Kris Kristofferson