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Celebrate Black History
The story of Black Americans is, in many ways, the story of America itself. Though the African American experience has long been relegated to the margins of the big screen, a vital cinematic legacy endures thanks to the work of pioneers like William Greaves (NATIONTIME), Michelle Parkerson (. . . BUT THEN, SHE’S BETTY CARTER), Kathleen Collins (LOSING GROUND), Bill Duke (THE KILLING FLOOR), and Charles Burnett (THE FINAL INSULT), as well as bracing contemporary voices like Garrett Bradley (AMERICA) and Ephraim Asili (THE INHERITANCE). Their stories of revolution, resistance, creativity, community, and everyday endurance offer a multifaceted vision of Black American identity across generations.