If you’re interested in learning about an athlete who overcame childhood paralysis that was caused by polio to become the first American woman to win three track and field gold medals at a single Olympic Games then my Wilma Rudolph Black History Short is for you.
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.
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 Century of Black Cinema” is a dope documentary. It’s worth checking out if you’re into documentaries in general but especially if you consider yourself a film buff or movie fan. In a bit under 2 hours, you can learn a lot about the history of the Black film industry. Most of the content focuses on the actors and actresses who appeared in front of the camera but there’s also some info about a few Black directors.
A historical profile of the Negro Leagues, which consisted of various Black teams and Black baseball leagues that operated during the time of major league baseball’s color barrier. Black Baseball clubs and teams had existed before the major leagues so they were able to continue playing against each other despite being shut out. Under Rube Foster’s vision and guidance, the Negro Leagues experienced its first period of prosperity during what came to be referred to as the “golden age of Black baseball”.