ARRAY 101 Launches THEY'VE GOTTA HAVE US Learning Companion

Ava DuVernay’s Peabody Award-winning narrative change collective ARRAY announced the launch of the ARRAY 101 THEY’VE GOTTA HAVE US Learning Companion. Available for free at, the initiative provides educational materials based on the limited series THEY’VE GOTTA HAVE US, created by Simon Frederick. This marks the fifth learning companion from ARRAY 101, having previously released guides for COLIN IN BLACK AND WHITE, SELMA, WHEN THEY SEE US and SANKOFA.

Featuring interviews with Hollywood trailblazers such as Whoopi Goldberg, Debbie Allen, and Laurence Fishburne, ARRAY Releasing’s THEY’VE GOTTA HAVE US is a timely look at the impact of art, activism, and race on decades of cinema. ARRAY’s new learning companion helps learners engage with topics around representation in storytelling and resistance in Hollywood with interactive activities. This digital curriculum is designed for learners of all ages.

About ARRAY 101
ARRAY 101 is an online education initiative delivering dynamic social impact learning guides for ARRAY Releasing films and ARRAY Filmworks original content. Available to educational organizations and institutions, and to the public for free, ARRAY 101 expands the mission to amplify storytelling by Black artists, people of color and women directors of all kinds. Previous ARRAY 101 learning companions include DuVernay’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning limited series WHEN THEY SEE US, the Oscar-nominated feature film SELMA, and the celebrated ARRAY Releasing film SANKOFA from legendary filmmaker Haile Gerima.


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