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Remember those old, study carrels? We didn't like them either; they are in the process of being removed in place of new furniture that will surely get you that A+ on your final.
42 is a great film centered around baseball-star Jackie Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman). This movie takes place during a time when segregation and racism were very prevalent. Disregarding the opinions of others, the Brooklyn Dodgers manager, Branch Rickey decided to sign Robinson onto the team. This was frowned upon by a lot of people, but Rickey saw great talent in Robinson and knew he would be a great addition to the Dodgers. Robinson works hard and tries not to let the negativity bring him down. His efforts made way for equality in sports and he was seen as a great hero.
Princess and the Frog is and important historical change because it was the first Disney movies to feature a black princess. The movie retells the famous fairytale The Frog Prince, with the setting changed to New Orleans, LA. Tiana is working hard as a waitress to save up to buy her own restaurant. She meets Prince Naveen who has been turned into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician, and kisses him. Surprise- Tiana is also transformed into a frog and With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams.
Disney princesses have been the love of young girls everywhere, and The Princess and the Frog breaks all the previous molds that a Disney princess has to be white. Tiana is a very important character and role model for kids to look up to, and we look forward to more movies from Disney that showcase people of color.
Starring: Denzel Washington (need we say more???)
This must-see movie is based on a true story (don’t you just love true stories?), Remember the Titans recounts the tale of an African-American high school football coach and his newly integrated team during the 1971 season. Not without conflict, the team begins to realize that they have more in common than they thought and that football connects them more than color separates them.
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