Black History Month Must See TV and Movies

1619 Project (Hulu)

Six-part limited docu-series that is an expansion of “The 1619 Project” created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine. The series seeks to reframe the United States’ history by placing the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of its national narrative.

Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection (PBS)

The settlement of Charles Towne that would grow into the colony of South Carolina, owes its origins and success to a tiny island in the West Indies called Barbados. Over seven million Americans can trace their roots directly to this Caribbean paradise.

Hidden Figures (HBO Max)

The film is loosely based on the non-fiction book of the same name about three female African American mathematicians: Katherine Goble Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who worked at NASA during the Space Race.

Something the Lord Made (HBO)

A biographical drama film about the black cardiac pioneer Vivien Thomas and his complex and volatile partnership with white surgeon Alfred Blalock, the "Blue Baby doctor" who pioneered modern heart surgery.

Black Men in White Coats (Netflix)

A documentary film that brings awareness to the lack of black men in medicine and inspires a generation of diverse youth to dream big.

When They See Us (Netflix)

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attach in Central Park (based on the true story).

Hip-Hop Evolution (Netflix)

This documentary series features interviews with influential MCs, DJs and moguls and trace the genre’s dynamic evolution from the 1970s through the ‘00s.