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Movies About Black Joy and Where to Watch Them

28 Films to Watch During Black History Month That Aren't About Black Trauma

Movies About Black Joy and Where to Watch Them
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Hollywood is full of movies about slavery, segregation, and the Black struggle, and while these films can serve as important educational tools — especially during Black History Month — it is important to step back and remember that films about trauma are not the be-all and end-all of Black entertainment. Black people deserve happy-go-lucky romances, cultural explorations, and cheesy coming-of-age movies, too! So, if you're looking for a way to ring in Black History Month 2021, read books by Black authors, follow Black influencers, and check out this list of amazing Black films, minus the trauma.

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