HBO Max Launches “Black History Is Our History” Spotlight Page

In Celebration of Black History Month, HBO Max Launches “Black History is Our History” Spotlight Page

Select Titles Will Also Be Available For Free Through February On And

On February 1, HBO Max will launch its Black History Is Our History spotlight page, highlighting its diverse and expansive slate of content in honor of Black History Month. Continuing our rich history of amplifying Black stories and talent, this HBO Max collection celebrates the visionaries amongst us, and collectively promotes and supports the telling of stories from the Black perspective. Black History Is Our History will offer hours of curated programming, featuring compelling films, documentaries, biopics, original programming and animation that focus on the Black experience. 

The spotlight page will showcase a collection of thought-provoking documentaries and biopics that highlight civil rights icons including one of the next Warner Bros. Same Day Premieres, “Judas and the Black Messiah,” (available in theatres and on HBO Max. Streaming on HBO Max for 31-days from theatrical release), “Black Art: In The Absence of Light,” “Between The World And Me,” “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” “Say Her Name: The Life And Death of Sandra Bland,” and “King of the Wilderness” to original programming from black leads and content creators paving the way in Hollywood such as the HBO Max Original “Charm City Kings,” “Lovecraft Country,” “Watchmen,” “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” and “Euphoria.” Family-friendly titles such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Teen Titans” and animated series such as “The Boondocks” and “Black Dynamite” will also be featured.

The spotlight page will also include the 2020 finalists of HBO’s Short Film Competition in partnership with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF): “Dolapo Is Fine,” “A Storybook Ending,” “Black Boy Joy,” “A Rodeo Film,” and “The Cypher.”

Below is a list of programming available on HBO Max in February. As a reminder, HBO subscribers in the U.S. have free access to the HBO Max app as part of their HBO subscription through participating providers. For those who still need to sign-up, HBO Max is offering a limited-time savings of 20% when prepaying for 6 months, now available through March 1. Terms and conditions apply. Visit for more details.

OUR PAST (Documentaries, Biopics, and Original Films)

  • 4 Little Girls, 1997 (HBO)
  • 40 Years a Prisoner, 2020 (HBO)
  • 1968, 2018
  • Amistad, 1997 (HBO)
  • Being Serena (HBO)
  • Bessie, 2015 (HBO)
  • Between the World and Me, 2020 (HBO) 
  • Black Art: In The Absence of Light, 2021 (HBO) (premieres 2/9)
  • Boycott, 2001 (HBO)
  • Confirmation, 2016 (HBO)
  • Ebony: The Last Years of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 2016
  • Equal, 2020
  • Fists of Freedom: The Story of the ’68 Summer Games, 1999 (HBO)
  • Harriet, 2019 (HBO)
  • John Lewis: Good Trouble, 2020 
  • Just Mercy, 2019 (HBO)
  • Kareem: Minority of One, 2015 (HBO)
  • King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis, 1970
  • King in the Wilderness, 2018 (HBO)
  • Malcolm X, 1992
  • Mavis!, 2015 (HBO)
  • Miss Evers’ Boys, 1997 (HBO)
  • Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist, 1979
  • Ray, 2004 (HBO)
  • Red Tails, 2012 (HBO)
  • Roots, 1997
  • Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland, 2018 (HBO)
  • Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights & Dark Shadows of a Champion, 1998 (HBO)
  • The Apollo, 2019 (HBO)
  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, 1974 (HBO)
  • The Hurricane, 1999 (HBO)
  • The Loving Story, 2011 (HBO)
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, 2017 (HBO)
  • The Shop: Uninterrupted S3, E2 (HBO)
  • The Soul of America, 2020 (HBO)
  • The Tuskegee Airmen, 1995 (HBO)
  • TIGER, Parts 1 & 2 2021 (HBO)
  • True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality, 2019 (HBO)
  • Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story, 2020 (HBO)
  • We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest, 2020 (HBO)
  • We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World, 2016
  • What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali Parts 1 & 2, 2019 (HBO)
  • Women of Troy, 2020 (HBO)

OUR JOY (Classic Comedy Series, Films, and Stand-Up Specials)

  • Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’, 2019 (HBO)
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)
  • A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, 1996
  • Chris Rock: Bigger and Blacker, 1999 (HBO)
  • Dave Chappelle: Killing Them Softly, 2000 (HBO)
  • Eve
  • Fifty Shades of Black, 2016 (HBO)
  • How to Be a Player, 1997 (HBO)
  • Insecure (HBO) 
  • Key & Peele
  • Legendary
  • Life, 1999 (HBO)
  • Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw, 2019 (HBO)
  • Loiter Squad
  • Love and Basketball, 2000
  • Love Jones, 1997
  • Purple Rain, 1984
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (HBO)
  • The Photograph, 2020 (HBO)
  • The Wayans Bros
  • Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It!, 2020 (HBO)

OUR FUTURE (Groundbreaking Series and Films)

  • 2 Dope Queens (HBO)
  • Above the Rim, 1994 (HBO)
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild, 2012 (HBO)
  • Betty (HBO)
  • Charm City Kings, 2020
  • Chewing Gum
  • David Makes Man
  • Euphoria (HBO)
  • Flight, 2012 (HBO)
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain, 1985 (HBO)
  • He Got Game, 1998 (HBO)
  • Home Videos (HBO)
  • Industry (HBO)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • I May Destroy You (HBO)
  • Lean On Me, 1989
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO) 
  • Malcolm X, 1992
  • Native Son, 2019 (HBO)
  • New Jack City, 1991
  • Nightingale, 2014 (HBO)
  • O.G., 2018 (HBO)
  • Queen and Slim, 2019 (HBO)
  • Random Acts of Flyness (HBO)
  • Rosewood, 1997
  • Sermon on the Mount (HBO)
  • Something the Lord Made, 2004 (HBO)
  • The Color Purple, 1985
  • The Last King of Scotland, 2006 (HBO)
  • The Little Things, 2021(Streaming for a limited time)
  • True Detective (HBO)
  • Us, 2019 (expires 2/22) (HBO)
  • Watchmen (HBO)
  • We Are Who We Are (HBO)
  • Yuli, 2018 (HBO)


  • Black Dynamite
  • Codename: Kids Next Door
  • Craig of the Creek
  • gen:LOCK
  • Laser Wolf
  • Static Shock
  • Steven Universe
  • Steven Universe Future
  • Teen Titans
  • The Boondocks
  • The Jellies
  • Todd McFarlane’s Spawn (HBO)
  • Vixen
  • Young Justice

Additionally, the select titles below will be available for free on and

  • 40 Years a Prisoner (HBO)
  • Being Serena (Season 1 Episode 1) (HBO)
  • Between the World and Me (HBO)
  • Bessie (HBO)
  • Black Art: In the Absence of Light (premieres 2/9) (HBO)
  • I May Destroy You (Season 1 Episode 1) (HBO)
  • Insecure (Season 1 Episode 1) (HBO)
  • King in the Wilderness (HBO)
  • Lovecraft Country (Episode 1) (HBO)
  • Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (HBO)
  • The Apollo (HBO)
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)
  • The Loving Story (HBO)
  • The Shop: Uninterrupted (Season 3 Episode 2) (HBO)
  • We Are the Dream (HBO)
  • What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali (HBO)
  • Women of Troy (HBO)
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show (Season 1 Episode 1)
  • Being Serena (Season 1 Episode 1)
  • Between the World and Me 
  • Black Boy Joy (premieres 2/2)
  • Insecure (Season 1 Episode 1)
  • I May Destroy You (Season 1 Episode 1)
  • Lovecraft Country (Episode 1)
  • Watchmen (Episode 1)

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