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Black Lives Matter: Films

This list of resources was compiled by a committee of faculty and librarians at the E. H. Butler Library. It is in no way exhaustive, but highlights resources on each topic.

Segregated by Design

‘Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.  


  • When They See Us (as a follow up Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now)
  • The Innocence Files
  • Disclosure (also LGBTQ+)
  • Self- Made
  • Who Killed Malcolm X?
  • Time: The Kalief Browder Story
  • Disclosure
  • They’ve Gotta Have Us
  • Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madame C. Walker


  • Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement


  • The Wrong Man
  • The Shop: Uninterrupted

Digital Commons:


  • 1619 Project
  • The Bail Project

Streaming Services designed for, focused on and/or created by Black Americans:

  • Urban Movie Channel
  • Black Sugar
  • SkoVu
  • Dekko (LGBTQ+)

Suggested Documentaries and Films based on a true story:

  • Selma
  • Just Mercy
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • 13th 
  • The Two Killings of Sam Cooke
  • Miss Virginia
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Teach Us All
  • Strong Island
  • Becoming
  • Remastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke
  • REmastered: Who Shot the Sheriff?
  • Remastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?
  • Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992
  • REmastered: Devil at the Crossroads
  • REmastered: The Lion’s Share
  • Quincy
  • LA 92
  • Strong Island
  • Rodney King
  • Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story
  • Zion
  • Jewel’s Catch One
  • Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia
  • What Happened Miss Simone?
  • #Black Lives Matter
  • Whose Streets?
  • Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
  • The Uncomfortable Truth
  • Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall & the NAACP
  • The Black Power Mix Tape
  • Freedom Riders
  • The Hate U Give
  • Two Black Men a Week
  • Tell Them We are Rising: Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Neshoba: The Price of Freedom
  • Do Not Resist
  • The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
  • Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
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