The Birth of a Nation: Not to be confused with the racist silent film of the same title, this is a reconstruction of the Nat Turner rebellion.  Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Black Wall Street Tulsa: Documentary about the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot

Boyz n the Hood: Growing up as a black male in Los Angeles. Amazon, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Detroit: Dramatization of the Detroit riots of 1967. Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Do the Right Thing: Anatomy of how and why riots erupt. Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Eyes on the Prize: 14 hour PBS documentary on the history of the Civil Rights movement.

4 Little Black Girls: Documentary about the Birmingham church bombing of 1963.

Fruitvale Station: Portrayal of the events leading to the San Francisco police killing the African American Oscar Grant.  Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Tubi, Vudu, YouTube

Ghosts of Mississippi: Dramatization of the investigation into the murder of Medgar Evers. Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Hate Crimes in the Heartland: The Tulsa Race Riots and the Good Friday murders. Vudu

The Hate U Give: Teenager witnesses police shooting her best friend.  Cinema, Fandango, Vudu

I Am Not Your Negro: History of racism in the United States based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript. Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

LA 92: Documentary on the Rodney King riots in 1992. Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix, Vudu, YouTube

Mississippi Burning: Investigation into the murder of 3 civil rights activists in 1964. Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Murder in Mississippi: TV docudrama about the murder of three civil rights activists in 1965.

Queen and Slim: Fictional movie about a young black couple who are victimized by an unjust police stop and then evade arrest.   Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War: Documentary on the history of Reconstruction and the white backlash against it.

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow: Documentary on history of legal discrimination and segregation of blacks from after the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement.

Rosewood: A reenactment of the massacre of hundreds of African Americans by the whites of  Rosewood, Florida in 1923.Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Selma: The background of the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery and the police violence it triggered.  Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy: Documentary about the imprisonment and trial of 9 black men falsely accused of raping two white women.  Another link. 

13th: Documentary on the history of the 13th amendment and its misuse to criminalize and incarcerate young black men. Netflix

12 Years a Slave: Based on the memoir of an African American freeman who was kidnapped and enslaved in the South. Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Violence: An American Tradition: Documentary on the history of American racial violence.

Watchmen: A futuristic series about race relations in the United States which begins with the legacy of the 1921 Tulsa massacre.  Amazon, Google Play, HBO, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

When They See Us:4 part series about the Central Park 5.  Netflix

Within Our Gates: Silent movie by pioneering black director Oscar Micheaux about the experience of a Southern black woman who moves to the North.

Republished from San Diego Jewish World