Noire Histoir Posts

A review of “The Color Purple”, a historical drama based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel of the same name that was written by Alice Walker. “The Color Purple” follows Celie, a poor Black woman living in rural Georgia, as she embarks on a journey to find herself, her voice, and a place in the world.

Movie Reviews

If you’re interested in learning about one of the oldest and most significant civil rights organizations then my National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Black History Short is for you.

Historical Profile

“Negroes and the Gun” by Nicholas Johnson grabbed my attention from the beginning. While the book includes stats, figures, and general events much of the history of armed Black self-defense is told through the experiences of historical figures. In some instances, I’d heard about these events but the author takes special care in describing the mood and providing details. This allows you to imagine yourself witnessing these events in your mind’s eye. What could have been a boring topic springs to life because it’s told through these riveting stories and personal accounts.

Book Reviews

If you’re interested in learning about the first Black female playwright to have a play performed on Broadway then my Lorraine Hansberry Black History Short is for you.

Historical Profile

A review of the film “Judas and the Black Messiah” which tells the story of how an FBI informant infiltrated the Chicago chapter of the Black Panthers and aided in the assassination of Fred Hampton.

Movie Reviews