Celebrate Black History through film

By Jacob Kinsman

Did you know that you can educate yourself about black history by watching a film? To celebrate black history month Kanopy is highlighting a selection of independent films.

These featured films tell the stories of African-American musicians and how their talents have affected the music industry. The following films are just a glimpse of the collection:

Thug Immortal: Tupac Shakur

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An intimate look at Tupac Shakur’s life, revealing a Tupac far different from the one most of America knows.

The Girls in the Band

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An untold story of female Jazz musicians as they faced racism and sexism from the late 1930s to now.

Josephine Baker: Black Diva in a White Man’s World

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A revealing documentary about Josephine Baker, a superstar with grace and humility.

T’Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness

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This films reveals hidden sexual realities for black women working in the blues recording industry during the 1920s.

For Kanopy’s entire collection celebrating Black History Month please click here.

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