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African American Literature

Film, Drama and Theatre

The FAU Libraries provides access to many movies, documentaries, interviews, and other works featuring African-American authors and of those in the African diaspora.  The libraries have the following:

  • Movies, Documentaries and Interviews:  available as DVDs or through streaming video.
  • Scripts and Screenplays:  available through some of the selected sources.  The Library Catalog shows what is the collections while some of the online sources may have some.

Selected Works

  • Don't You Want to Be Free? (Script by Langston Hughes; Available in Black Drama - Second Edition)
  • Fences (Movie; Available in Digital Campus - Swank)
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Had Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf (Script by Ntozake Shange; Available in Black Drama - Second Edition)
  • George Washington and Black Folk (Script by W.E.B. DuBois; Available in Black Drama - Second Edition)
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Movie; Available in Digital Campus - Swank)
  • Langston (Script by Ossie B. Davis; Available in Black Drama - Second Edition)
  • Malcolm X; based on Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Movie, DVD; Available at Boca Raton Campus Library Media Center).
  • Moonlight (Movie; Available in Digital Campus - Swank)
  • Roots (Movie, DVDs; Available in Jupiter Campus Library)

List updated 8/7/2023.

Last updated on Apr 4, 2024 3:10 PM