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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth everyone. With the upcoming release of #BlackPanther I've compiled a list of Black directors and their works. They are all visionaries of their craft and changing the landscape for the ones to follow.
First up, of course is Ava DuVernay (@AVA)
Their works include: A Wrinkle in Time, Jay Z: Family Feud, 13th, Selma, Middle of Nowhere, and episodes of Queen Sugar and Scandal.
Next is Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele)
Their works include: Get Out, Keanu, as well as, the creator of Key and Peele. Upcoming works include: Lovecraft Country and The Last O.G.
Tim Story (@timkstory)
Their works include: Ride Along, Ride Along 2, Think Like a Man, Think Like a Man Too, and the upcoming Son of Shaft.
Allen Hughes (@Hughes2Society)
Their works include: Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, American Pimp, From Hell, Broken City, Book of Eli, and The Defiant Ones .
Reggie Hudlin (@reghud)
Their works include: House Party, Ladies Man, Marshall, Producer on The Boondocks, the 44th,45th,46th,47th, and 48th NAACP Image Awards and the 88th Academy Awards, and the upcoming Showtime at the Apollo series.
Amma Asante (@AmmaAsante)
Their works include: Belle, A United Kingdom, and the upcoming Where Hands Touch.
Ernest R. Dickerson (@Cinemaniac625)
Their works include: Juice, Surviving the Game, and various episodes of Bosch, Blindspot, The Deuce, and The Wire.
Melina Matsoukas (@melinamatsoukas)
Their works include: Various episodes of Insecure, Master of None, plus music videos for Beyonce: Formation and Rihanna: S&M to name just a few.
Anthony Hemingway (@shinybootz)
Their works include: Red Tails and various episodes of Shameless, Underground, American Crime Story, and American Horror Story to name just a few.
Malcolm D. Lee (@malcolmdlee)
Their works include: The Best Man, The Best Man Holiday, Roll Bounce, Undercover Brother, Barbershop: The Next Cut, the 2017 hit: Girls Trip, and the upcoming Night School.
Kevin Hooks (@KevHooks)
Their works include: Passenger 57, episodes of Alias, 24, Prison Break, Bones, and upcoming episodes of Castle Rock, The X-Files, and The Good Cop.
Lee Daniels (@leedanielsent)
Their works include: Empire, Star, Precious, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, and the upcoming Terms of Endearment.
Rick Famuyiwa (@RickFamuyiwa)
Their works include: Dope, The Chi, The Wood, Brown Sugar, Confirmation, and the announced Son of Shaolin.
Peter Ramsey (@pramsey342)
Their works include: Rise of the Guardians and the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.
Paris Barclay (@Harparbar)
Their works include: Episodes of How to Get Away With Murder, Empire, Glee, Scandal, Sons of Anarchy, CSI, 👏👏The West Wing 👏👏,and ER to name just a few.
Gina Prince-Bythewood (@GPBmadeit)
Their works include: Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees, Beyond the Lights, the upcoming Silver & Black Marvel film, episodes of Shots Fired, Girlfriends, and the pilot for the new Marvel show Cloak & Dagger.
Neema Barnette (@neemrick )
Their works include: Various episodes of Queen Sugar, The Breaks, Being Mary Jane, A Different World, and The Cosby Show.
Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins)
Their works include: Medicine for Melancholy, 👏Oscar-winning Moonlight 👏, episode 5 of Dear White People, and the upcoming If Beale Street Could Talk.
Victoria Mahoney (@VictoriaMahoney)
Their works include: Episodes of Power, Claws, Gypsy, American Crime, Grey’s Anatomy, and Queen Sugar just to name few.
Justin Simien (@JSim07)
Their works include: Dear White People (feature) and the creator of Dear White People (tv show), directing episodes 1, 2, 10, and Season 2 episode 1.
Tanya Hamilton (@TanyaEHamilton)
Their works include: Queen Sugar, The Vampire Diaries, American Crime, Famous in Love, Greenleaf, and an upcoming episode of The Chi.
Salli Richardson-Whitfield (@sallirichardson)
Their works include: Eureka, Queen Sugar, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, Underground, Scandal, Stitchers, Lethal Weapon, Star, and an upcoming episode of Dear White People, just to name a few.
Darren Grant (@dgrantdirector)
Their works include: Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Killing Hasselhoff, Make It Happen, and episodes of Verses & Flow, Saints & Sinners, and The Chi.
Tina Mabry (@TinaMabry )
Their works include: Episodes of Dear White People, Black Jesus, Queen Sugar, Queen of the South, Insecure, Power, and The Mayor just to name a few.
Salim Akil (@thesalimakil)
Their works include: Director, Writer, and Producer on episodes of Soul Food, Girlfriends, The Game, Being Mary Jane, and one of the creators of the new Black Lightning series (with his wife, @MaraBrockAkil).
Mara Brock Akil (@MaraBrockAkil)
Screenwriter and producer on Moesha, The Jamie Foxx Show, Girlfriends, Cougar Town. She’s also the creator of Being Mary Jane, The Game, and the new Black Lightning series (with her husband, @thesalimakil).
Kasi Lemmons (@kasi_lemmons)
Their works include: Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine, Talk to Me, and Black Nativity.
Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry )
Their works include: 9 Rides, The Last Fall, Almost Home, Almost 30, Michelle Williams Feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland: Say Yes (Video short), and the upcoming Hair Love short.
Euzhan Palcy (@EuzhanPalcy)
Their works include: Ruby Bridges, A Dry White Season, and Killing Yard to name a few.
Cheryl Dunye (@cdunye)
Their works include: The Owls, Stranger Inside, Valencia, and the upcoming Black is Blue, plus episodes of Queen Sugar.
George Tillman Jr. (@George_Tillman)
Their works include: Soul Food, Men of Honor, NOTORIOUS, Faster, Barbershop, BeautyShop, the upcoming The Hate U Give and episodes of Power, Luke Cage, and This is Us.
Julie Dash (@JulieDash)
Their works include: Incognito, The Rosa Parks Story, and Daughters of the Dust to name a few.
Olatunde Osunsanmi (@CenterWillHold)
Their works include: The Fourth Kind and various episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, Sleepy Hollow, Bates Motel, and The Son just to name a few.
DeMane Davis (@DeManeDavis)
Their works include: Lift, Black & White & Red All Over, and episodes of Queen Sugar.
And @kerrywashington's episode of #scandal dropped tonight, sooo--
Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington)
Their works include: Tonight's amazing episode of Scandal: The People v. Olivia Pope.

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