Black Characters & Black History in Pop Culture

Looking for books, movies, and games featuring black characters & black history for Black History Month?  We’ve put together a compilation of lists just for that purpose!

Looking for books?  Check out this Goodreads Black History Month list or this list of new books, put together by The Guardian.

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Want children’s books?  BookRiot has you covered with their list of 100 children’s books!


Graphic novels more your speed?  Bustle has 11 titles for you to check out.


For movies, The Huffington Post has 29 films for your consideration & The Guardian highlights some new releases for you to watch.

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Inverse has your TV needs covered with their list of 10 TV shows featuring black leads.


BuzzFeed asked queer artists “What film, play, or book best represents queer black culture to you and why?”  You can read their answers also compiled a list of 35 queer black writers to know.

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Lastly, YouTuber Cortland Messam put together his list of top 10 black characters in video games.


Have recommendations of your own?  Let us know in the comments!

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