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Black Blockbusters

Black Blockbusters
Human Awareness


This is really an "add water and stir" program. Each week, during the month of February, which is Black Awareness month all over the country, show movies which feature African-American actors and actresses. To give the program a little more structure, we decided to show the movies in categories. The first week was "Academy Award Winning Performances", where we showed "Glory", starring Denzel Washington, and "What's Love Got To Do With It?", starring Angela Bassett, who was nominated for an Academy Award in this movie.
Our other categories were, "The Sensational '70s", "Comedy", and "African-American Directors". There's just so many categories and movies to choose from!

Instructions/Things Needed:

Other Considerations:

  • Make sure you advertise, advertise, advertise!!!
  • Also, make sure that you choose a night that residents aren't busy on. In my building, Tuesdays and Wednesdays worked best (we had 2 movie nights per week).

T. Thomas
School: Southern Methodist University
email: tkthomas@mail.smu.edu

Other Related Program Submissions:

Our campus is showing a movie followed by discussion each Tuesday night in February.  The movies being shown are A Time to Kill, Rosewood, Higher Learning, The Best Man.

There will also be a month long trivia game.  Each day a new question will be posted to the campus.  At the end of the month, the person with the most answers correct will win a prize.

Michelle H. 
Buena Vista University

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