Elle.com provides us with a list way back from Black History month 2020. The complete list has some pleasant surprises depicting some difficult times, for example, the subject of Farming practice in the UK where African children were fostered by White families in the UK. We think the complete list is worth checking and we have selected a few for you to binge on
Katherine Jonson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae). It tells the story of African American female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race and is a loose adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterly’s 2016 non-fiction book of the same name. The Hollywood Reporter does a comprehensive article on the real lives behind the story.
A painting commissioned in 1779 by William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, then Lord Chief Justice of England, of Dido Elizabeth Belle and her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray at Kenwood House. forms the premise for this movie. Dido Belle is the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of Mansfield’s nephew, Sir John Lindsay, who was born in the West Indies. Her father discovers her living in poverty and entrusts her to Mansfield and his wife. Romance is the critical theme behind the move and it’s sweetly imagined and retold.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje wrote and directed the 2018 British film Farming, which is inspired by his own youth. The story follows a Yorubá boy who is adopted by a white working-class family in London in the 1960s and grows up to become a member of a white skinhead gang lead by a white supremacist. Farming depicts a time in history that is largely overlooked. Several Nigerian children were fostered and delivered to white parents in England in the 1960s and 1970s as part of a system known as ‘farming.’