A review of “Unforgivable Blackness”, a 2005 sports documentary that charted the life and career of the first Black heavyweight champion. The film explores how the rise of Jack Johnson was met with fierce resistance that led to the search for a “Great White Hope”. Directed by Ken Burns and narrated by Keith David, the movie details Johnson’s prowess in the ring and unapologetic demeanor in his personal life.
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If you’re interested in learning about the man who won 4 gold medals and broke records to become the star of the 1936 Olympics disproving the Nazi claims of Aryan supremacy then my Jesse Owens Black History Short is for you.
A review of “Women, Race, & Class” by Angela Davis was published in 1981 and analyzes the individual histories and intersections of sexism, racism, and classism in America. The book primarily focuses on the women’s liberation movement and provides an overview of the movement’s complete timeline as well as in-depth coverage of specific eras.
If you’re interested in learning about the first Black woman to serve as a federal judge then my Constance Baker Motley Black History Short is for you.
A review of “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman”, a 1974 film adapted from the 1971 novel of the same name that was written by Ernest J. Gaines. The film offers a view into the history and experience of Black people from 1860 to 1962 through the eyes of Jane Pittman.