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Black Panther: 19 Photos of the Gorgeous (and Badass) Cast Hanging Out in Real Life

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Denzel Washington plays a quadriplegic homicide detective. He and his female partner track down a serial killer.

The Bone Collector (1999) - IMDb

A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.

Hattie McDaniel, right, as Mammy, on the set of <i>Gone with the Wind</i> in 1939.

Rare Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Making of Gone With the Wind

Margaret Mitchell's acclaimed novel was released 80 years ago, on June 30, 1936

There was no pretense of treating Black soldiers equally during WWII. The races were kept separate. Famous segregated units, such as the Tuskegee Airmen and 761st Tank Battalion and the lesser-known but equally distinguished 452nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion served their country with distinction.

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There was no pretense of treating Black soldiers equally during WWII. The races were kept separate. Famous segregated units, such as the Tuskegee Airmen and 761st Tank Battalion and the lesser-known but equally distinguished 452nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion served their country with distinction.

PAM GRIER

PAM GRIER

PAM GRIER

Herb Jeffries, the first singing star of all-black cowboy movies for segregated audiences, died May 25 in West Hills, Calif. ~ Bronze Buckeroo

Herb Jeffries, jazz balladeer and star of all-black cowboy movies, dies

Herb Jeffries, a jazz balladeer whose matinee-idol looks won him fame in the late 1930s as the “Bronze Buckaroo” — the first singing star of all-black cowboy movies for segregated audiences — died Ma...

This film was incredibly smart and funny. I loved everything about it. If it's not already, it should be a cult classic.

Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - IMDb

An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.

Group portrait of American actors Fred Williamson, Richard Roundtree,...

Group portrait of American actors Fred Williamson, Richard Roundtree, and Jim Brown on the set of their film 'One Down Two to Go' , 1976.

What a life this boy had,  God bless the man he has become.  Great story, sad childhood,  good ending.

What a life this boy had, God bless the man he has become. Great story, sad childhood, good ending.

Butteryfly McQueen

Profile of Ms. McQueen, a real lady. Includes old B&W films. Recorded in 1989

Hell Up in Harlem [VHS]

Amazon.com: Hell Up in Harlem [VHS]: Fred Williamson, Julius Harris, Gloria Hendry, Margaret Avery, D'Urville Martin, Tony King, Gerald Gordon (II), Bobby Ramsen, James Dixon, Esther Sutherland, Charles MacGuire, Charles McGregor, Al Kirk, Mindi Miller, Larry Cohen: Movies & TV

Where I first fell in love with Cicely Tyson's acting ability.

Sounder [VHS]

Where I first fell in love with Cicely Tyson's acting ability.

J.D.'s Revenge. A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid-70's New Orleans. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister.

J.D.'s Revenge (1976) - IMDb

A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid-70's New Orleans. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister.