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Great African American Cinema
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.