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Glory

~ Matthew Broderick - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Format: DVD


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Harriet

Kasi Lemmons, Jennifer Nettles, Joe Alwyn, Cynthia Erivo - Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Format: DVD

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Haunted by memories of those she left behind, Harriet (Cynthia Erivo)...

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Hidden Figures

Taraji P. Henson - 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed...
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Mississippi Burning

Gene Hackman - MGM ENTERTAINMENT; DVD Video edition

Set in Mississippi in 1964, this controversial film is based on the true story of the case of three young civil rights workers (in real life they were named James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner) who were brutally murdered in June of 1964. The chaotic aftermath was dubbed...
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Roots

Forest Whitaker - Lionsgate
Format: DVD

This release contains the 2016 miniseries Roots, a dramatization of Alex Haley's classic saga following his ancestors from Africa into slavery and then to their freedom in the post-Civil War South. ~ Erin Demers
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Selma

David Oyelowo - Paramount
Format: DVD

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson...
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The Tuskegee Airmen

Robert Markowitz - HBO Home Video
Format: DVD video

Featuring an all-star cast headed by Laurence Fishburne, fireballs of high speed air action explode off the screen in this exciting story of the "Fighting 99th," the first squadron of black American pilots to be allowed to fight for their country. Based on the true story.
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