My Fantasy Class

Black History through Film and Fiction

Yes! I will propose it. Add or critique. I’m open!

Film: Roots
Fiction: The Slave Dancer

Film: Amistad
Fiction: Something on Nat Turner

Film: Diary of Miss Jane Pittman
Fiction: Beloved

Film: Eyes on the Prize (one of the series)
Fiction: Souls of Black Folks

Film: Rosewood
Fiction: Shurtleff’s _Dred Scott_

Film: To Kill a Mockingbird
Fiction: Their Eyes were Watching God

Film: Red Tails
Fiction: Triumph: Story of Jesse Owens

Film: 42
Fiction: About Joe Louis

Film: Rosa Parks
Fiction: The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Film: Malcolm X
Fiction: Black Like Me

Film: Dr. King
Fiction: Invisible Man

Film: Sounder
Fiction: Raisin in the Sun

Film: Remember the Titans
Fiction: Ruby Bridges

Film: Madea’s Family Reunion
Fiction: Maya Angelou’s Letter to My Daughter

About Margaret Blair Young

Margaret Blair Young teaches literature and creative writing at Brigham Young University. For the past fifteen years, she has specialized in the history of blacks in the west, particularly black Mormons. She has written six novels and two short story collections, but has lately become interested in filmmaking. Her current endeavor is a film to be shot in Zambia called Heart of Africa (