Movies to Deepen Understanding of the 2020 Black Lives Matter Demonstrations

Whether you agree or disagree with the recent protests, these films will help broaden understanding.

Fruitvale Station

The last day in the life of a young black man killed by police.


An exploration of prejudice.


Black and white police cooperating to run a scam on the KKK.

Just Mercy

A crusading black attorney battles for justice for men on death row.

After watching the film, be sure to check out what Mr. Stevenson has to say about race relations in a four-minute clip from the Ellen Degeneres Show.

Movies on the Civil Rights Movement


A pivotal point in the campaign for voting rights for black Americans – only helpful if the major historical errors are corrected – but then it is an incredible learning experience — See the Learning Guide.

Remember the Titans

An integrated football team  comes together and earns a championship.

A Force More Powerful

A Snippet Lesson Plan: Civil Rights Movement – The Nashville Sit-ins, 1960

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

The life of a black woman from slavery to civil rights.