Just Mercy. “A powerful and thought-provoking true-story, Just Mercy follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.” (for Rooted discussion questions look here and further topics of discussion, see here.)

Harriet. “The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman‘s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.”

Selma. “The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.”

13th. “An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.” 

12 Years a Slave “Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty personified by a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.” (Rated R)