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BHM: 11 Books By Black Authors Adapted Into Movies


Some of the best movies out began as books written by Black authors.  For example, “Waiting to Exhale” was written by Terry McMillan in 1992 and later became a movie in 1995.  “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly began as a book, then became a movie with an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. “The Color Purple” was released in 1982 by Alice Walker, and in 1985, it became a movie that starred Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, and Oprah Winfrey.

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