Stream These Free Films to Celebrate Black History Month

Explore Black history, arts, and culture this February with the Black History Month collection available on Kanopy. Don’t forget, with Kanopy you are able to watch up to 10 films each month with no delay. 

This documentary explores the body, mind, voice, and heart of Black boys and the double-edged sword of having to build up their own self worth while knowing the world is not built for them. As various Black men and boys open themselves up to the camera, the emotional landscape of racism and its effects on them are revealed.

Black Boys, Film

Directed by Oscar-winner Kevin Willmott, Jayhawkers tells the powerful table of how a small group of unlikely allies modernized college sports and changed a small Midwestern town, serving as a parallel to the Civil Rights movement that would transform an entire American society.

Jawyhawkers, Film

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina — former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions — struggles to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots.

Daughters Of The Dust, Film

A fascinating chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion’s catwalks and Middle America shopping malls. Director Sacha Jenkins’s music-drenched history draws from a rich mix of archival materials and in-depth interviews with rappers, designers, and other industry insiders.

Fressed Dressed, Film

Brother Outsider
The French Way

King: A Filmed Record..Montgomery To Memphis
Prince: Purple Rain
Unforgivable Blackness