Watch Lee Daniels’ The Butler

TEACHERS: Will you be educating your students on The Civil Rights Movement or on racism this fall? Do you need fresh discussion topics, readings, assignments, etc.? Look no further than Black and Cuba’s complete syllabus guide!

Watch Lee Daniels’ The Butler and then watch the award winning documentary Black and Cuba. The Butler “tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.” Watching both of these films will create a deeper appreciation  of the progress made on civil rights as well as a greater understanding on the parallels of racism in the United States and Cuba.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Black and Cuba go hand in hand as vital sources for your course. Find even more lesson plans in our complete syllabus guide today!

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  1. Miranda

     /  September 23, 2015

    I truly appreciated watching The Butler and also 12 Years a Slave this past year. They both shows the on-going struggle for civil rights and respect. In The Butler, I saw this man who was in very close service to the President; able to whisper in his ear, but was not always respected as an advisor. I had to consider how respect and position related to one another. How can someone who is NOT in a position of power “whisper in the ear” of a person in a position of power to make just decisions? What is the radius of influence that each of us has by just saying or doing what is right and how does that impact others around us. I think each of these movies touches upon this power of influence that we have and serves not only as a window into the history of the struggle but an example of how we can impact the world through our small influences (and big influences).

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