‘Black History is Our History’ was launched by the streaming service to amplify content of color all year around.
The now, newly-minted national holiday of Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States, but also highlights a need to spotlight and uplift Black stories. In a new release from HBO Max, the popular streaming service has announced a slate of Black-centered films and TV shows called Our Freedom (Discover Stories About Finding Your Voice.) — to watch and enjoy as Juneteenth commemorations happen across the country.
“Black History is Our History,” which was originally launched on February 1 to highlight Black stories and talent, features enthralling programming that “celebrates Black joy, and collectively supports the telling of stories from the Black perspective.” Amplifying odes to Black joy, love, and adventure—the HBO Max slate of content offers hours of curated programming and features compelling films, documentaries, biopics, and original programming that focuses squarely on the Black experience.
The current list of programming, which started Tuesday, June 15, is now available to watch on HBO Max—and can be seen below.
- Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (HBO)
- Being Serena (HBO)
- Between the World and Me (HBO)
- Black Art: In the Absence of Light (HBO)
- Black Boy Joy (HBO)
- Confirmation, 2016 (HBO)
- David Makes Man
- He Got Game, 1998 (HBO)
- I May Destroy You (HBO)
- John Lewis: Good Trouble
- Lovecraft Country (HBO)
- Miss Sharon Jones!
- The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, 1974 (HBO)
- The Hurricane, 1999 (HBO)
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)
- Tina (HBO)