A group of people with right fists raised gather behind a banner showing images of Trayvon Martin and a hand drawn in a V-shaped peace sign

Sybrina Fulton (center), Tracy Martin (center in LOVE hat), and many more take part in Trayvon Martin's Peace Walk in Miami Gardens, FL, on February 10, 2018.

Credit: Chachi Senior for Paramount Network

Ten years after the tragedy of Trayvon Martin, we highlight six documentaries that take a look at heartrending moments in the history of race in America.

While we usually write about Paramount+ as a great destination for entertainment, it's also an excellent resource for learning more about U.S. and world history, breaking news, and sports. For Black History Month, we've been highlighting talented performers, classic films, and African American veterans from the entertainment industry.

Paramount+ offers a wealth of documentary stories about the African American experience in American history—including very recent history—made by gifted filmmakers, so we're turning the spotlight on six outstanding examples. They range in length from a multipart, six-episode series to a 15-minute short film.

Fair warning: Many of the stories these documentaries tell are not for the faint of heart. But they're all well told and all worth the time time spent watching.

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Watch all six of these documentaries on Paramount+.


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