10 Wonderful Black Films That Were Snubbed by the Oscars

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araisininthesunvigA Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Preserved in the U.S. National Film Registry’s Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant,” this film from the stage play by Lorraine Hansberry is a gem. Sidney Poitier and Claudia McNeil received Golden Globe Awards. The Oscars ignored the movie that poignantly tells the story of a Chicago Black family wanting more out of life.

bf764716fe1a58cb07f8a377ec25c16d_500x735Lean On Me (1989)
Morgan Freeman embodied New Jersey ground-breaking principal Joe Louis Clark, whose tough mission was to save students at a struggling school in Paterson. He demanded — and got — a better effort from the students and staff and reinvented the school. An inspiring true story that got no Oscar nominations.

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