Fannie Lou Hamer, the great civil and voting rights activist, suffered the injustice of sterilization against her will.

The Academy Awards are airing this weekend, and with them will come the inevitable griping from film fans of color about the dearth of African-American nominees and black-themed films. Even though the stars of The Help are front-runners for Oscar, many feel that there are more compelling true stories that would make ideal big-screen adaptations. Why has there never been a big-screen version of Harriet Tubman’s story? Wouldn’t a film about Marcus Garvey or Paul Robeson be endlessly entertaining and informative? Check out the slideshow below of black biopics we’d love to see.