Black History is 365 days a year, but it is of course highlighted in the month of February. So, we wanted to make it a little easier for you and share some family movies you can enjoy with the kids to learn about some people and events that are apart of Black History.
Janet loved to dance, and she especially loved BALLET! When the world renowned Ballet Russe came to town holding auditions in 1934, Janet could hardly wait for her moment to shine. But, things weren't always fair for black girls in America...
Sweet Blackberry's Dancing in the Light tells the inspiring story of the first African American prima ballerina, Janet Collins. Narrated by actor and comedian Chris Rock, Dancing in the Light teaches us that we can be anything we set our minds to, even after being told that we are not the current model for success.
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s sister presents a personal, stirring account of the remarkable day Dr. King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech and of the man who went on to inspire nation.
Garrett's Gift tells the inspiring story of African American inventor Garrett Morgan. Narrated by award-winning actress and vocalist Queen Latifah, Garrett's Gift teaches us that we are alll born witha a gift, something that is ours alone, but what is most important is that we give that gift back to the world. Garrett's gift is illustrated by Coretta Scott King award winner R. Gregory Christie, with original music by Coati Mundi of Kid Creole and the Coconuts.
Kevin Hart highlights the fascinating contributions of Black history’s unsung heroes in this entertaining — and educational — comedy special.
The movies listed above are suitable for kids of all ages. You can see more movies for kids of all ages at our friends at Mother Mag HERE.