Netflix Just Honored 11 Black TV Directors, from Ava Duvernay to Spike Lee

It’s easy to get caught up in all the shows and movies that Netflix has to offer. However, now Netflix is making it easier to support the Black artists with your streaming preferences.

Take this brand-new video, for example, which honors 11 Black directors—from Ava Duvernay to Spike Lee—who are the masterminds behind several noteworthy projects. Keep scrolling for the complete list.

1. Spike Lee

Known for: She’s Gotta Have It, Da 5 Bloods, School Days

2. Justin Simien

Known for: Dear White People, Bad Hair, My Women: Inst Msgs

3. Avery Brooks

Known for: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

4. Ava Duvernay

Known for: When They See Us, 13th

5. Janet Mock

Known for: Pose, The Politician, Hollywood

6. Kasi Lemmons

Known for: Self Made, Harriet, Eve’s Bayou

7. Mara Brock Akil

Known for: Girlfriends, The Game, Black Lightning

8. Debbie Allen

Known for: Girlfriends, Grey’s Anatomy, Jane the Virgin, Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square

9. Nosipho Dumisa

Known for: Blood and Water, Number 37

10. Robert Townsend

Known for: Black Lightning, Hollywood Shuffle, The Five Heartbeats

11. Anton Cropper

Known for: L.A.’s Finest, Black-ish, Monk, Cousin Skeeter

We’ve never felt more inclined to schedule an all-day TV marathon. But hey, when in quarantine…

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