In honor of Black History Month, we turned to SundanceNow Doc Club find out the must-see documentaries about the African-American struggle for equal rights. From profiles of Harry Belafonte, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Shirley Chisholm to powerful stories about modern day segregation, these selections are essential viewing no matter what month it is.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, leading Republicans feared that John Lennon was going to be a threat in the 1972 election, thanks to his pop culture stardom and anti-war activism. They went on a quest to deport him in the hopes he wouldn’t influence the youth vote in the United States. Now here we are, 50 years later, and we’re still facing some of the same problems when it comes to fair and free elections. Except that instead of deporting the people who lead movements, the government has taken the war directly to the voters.