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


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


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


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

T’Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness


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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