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Header with photos of African American Film Figures

From Left to Right: Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Hudson, Spike Lee, Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Ruth Carter, Sidney Poitier


This guide will connect the researcher to information sources of many types on African American film including, biographical articles, reference works, books and EBooks, articles, and other types of information sources. 

Black Film Archive

The Black Film Archive is dedicated to preserving Black films from 1898 to 1989. The collection features films centered on global Black experiences from Black actors, writers, producers and directors. Click the link above to visit the Black Film Archive


Reference Works

Selected Books



Guide created by Kaitlyn Nicholson, English Department Intern, Gumberg Library, March 2023