These movies span the full range of African American cinema, from the funny but powerful Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing to the sentimental drama of Alice Walker's novel-turned-movie The Color Purple. Teens and parents will find much to appreciate in these films that bring to life the experiences of the past -- from the Civil War to civil rights -- that have shaped us all. For more fantastic movies, check out our list of Movies with Inspiring Role Models for African American Girls.
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