CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Monday February 1
The Secret Life of Bees (PG-13)

Set in South Carolina in 1964, when civil rights wasn't a given, Rosaleen's life is threatened by racists who'd just as soon see her dead than exercise her right to vote. Lily runs away with her to a town she believes may hold the secrets of her mother's life & meet the Boatwright sisters . The movie doesn't try to pass itself off as a historical documentation of race relations in the 60’s but the fictional slice of life still resonates because of the feelings of injustice it stirs up. Though the film is written to show the disparity between blacks and whites, there is always a strong sense of hope.(amazon.com)

Monday, February 8
4 Little Girls (NR)

When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on September 15, 1963, it takes the lives of four young girls. This racially motivated crime, sparks the nation’s outrage and helps fuel the civil rights movement sweeping across the country.(amazon.com)

Monday February 15
The Great Debaters (PG-13)

Inspired by a true story, The Great Debaters reveals one of the seeds of the Civil Rights Movement in its story of Melvin B. Tolson, a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach, and his champion 1935 debate team from the all-African-American Wiley College in Texas  that took on the Harvard elite.(amazon.com)

Monday, February 22
Tuskegee Airmen (NR)
This inspiring documentary pays tribute to World War II's forgotten heroes, The Tuskegee Airmen. When the U.S. military assembled the experimental unit of African-American pilots, the resounding success of the brave soldiers led to the eventual integration of the American armed forces.(cduniverse.com)

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