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1. The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

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As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

Votes: 93,690 | Gross: $116.63M

2. An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland (2013)

91 min | Documentary, Biography

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The amazing true story of one white Southern woman's courage to choose her convictions and join the Civil Rights Movement. By the time she was 19, Joan Trumpauer was shot at, attacked, and ... See full summary »

Director: Loki Mulholland | Stars: Luvaughn Brown, Dion Diamond, Eric Etheridge, Reginald Green

Votes: 20

3. The Butler: An American Story (2013 TV Short)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Charles Allen, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Yaya DaCosta

4. And the Children Shall Lead (1985 TV Movie)

58 min | Drama, Family

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Mississippi in the early '60s is the setting for this story of a 12-year-old African-American girl who, along with her white friends, tries to ease increasing racial tensions.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Danny Glover, Pam Potillo, LeVar Burton, Denise Nicholas

Votes: 54

5. Free, White and 21 (1963)

104 min | Drama

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The central conflict in this film is whether African-American businessman Ernie Jones (played by O'Neal) raped Swedish immigrant and civil rights Freedom Rider Greta Mae Hansen (played by ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Buchanan | Stars: Frederick O'Neal, Annalena Lund, George Edgley, Johnny Hicks

Votes: 35

6. The Freedom Riders (2014 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Julia Aaron Humbles, Ernest Patton Jr., Larry F. Hunter, William Harbour

7. Julian Bond (2012)

32 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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As Julian Bond traces his roots back to slavery, the audience is confronted with a unique opportunity to observe the 20th century through the eyes of one of its key witnesses. Now in his ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Montes Bradley | Star: Julian Bond

8. Been to the Mountaintop: Martin Luther King, Jr. (2006 Video)

32 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Original footage features highlights from dramatic speeches and conversations spanning 1956 to 1968, including his last address on April 3, 1968, the night before his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.

Star: Martin Luther King

9. Dancing with the Prime Minister (2010)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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On an unseasonably warm evening in 1968 Australian Prime Minister John Gorton, wearing evening dress, walked slowly along a line of 25 young Aboriginal women, dressed in white satin, standing silently in the Sydney Town Hall.

Director: Lara Cole

10. We Shall Overcome: Martin Luther King, Jr. (2010 Video)

48 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Original footage includes highlights of speeches, protests and rallies. Tracks include addresses from John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr. debating Violence vs... See full summary »

Star: Martin Luther King

11. In the Wake of the Assassins (2007)

86 min | Biography, Crime

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In the mob-controlled town of Phenix City, Alabama in the 1950s, a crusading lawyer is assassinated after he is elected attorney general on a platform of 'Man Against Crime'. His son ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clem