I did an event at work about black history month. I just found some videos and said some things. I thought I would share the videos here because they are all quite good. How did people find videos before youTube? It seemed like a good way to tell people around here (mostly white people from the country) some modern black (or african-american if you like) topics/experiences through different subjects. People seemed to enjoy it. I got a lot of questions about the Good Hair video.

The Black Experience in Cinema – TCM
Talks about the history of blacks in film from the silent movies to about the 1970s

Nicodemus Part 1 & 2 – University of Kansas
Interviews with locals of Nicodemus Kansas about maintaining the history and historical areas of their town. It is the only remaining western town established by freed blacks during Reconstruction after Civil War


Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football – HBO
Clip is from Darryl Hill known as the Jackie Robinson of Southern College Football

Good Hair – HBO/Chris Rock
Clip about a 2009 documentary from Chris Rock talking about what black people do to their hair. This clip focuses on relaxers which is used to make the hair straight.

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