13 Reasons to Watch and Share the Educational Series “Ask a Slave”

Ask a Slave, a new comedy series on YouTube, is highly recommended. In each episode, Lizzie Mae, a composite figure, plays the personal house slave to the Washingtons. Read more about the series here. Everyone needs to watch Ask a Slave because it: uses humor to make the subject of enslavement approachable; touches on theContinue reading “13 Reasons to Watch and Share the Educational Series “Ask a Slave””

Brazoria County’s Assault of Historical Truth and Enslavement [Preview]

Each year in early November, Brazoria County celebrates “Austin Town.” The Brazoria County Historical Museum sponsors this event “with the goal of giving the public an educational and entertaining experience.” “The thing that the kids [1,000 local 4th and 5th graders] get on Field Trip Day is the real thing. They can see, smell, andContinue reading “Brazoria County’s Assault of Historical Truth and Enslavement [Preview]”

12 Years a Slave – A landmark in United States Cultural History

12 Years a Slave follows the life of Solomon Northup, an African American who lived in the North and who was not enslaved, from directly before he was kidnapped and sold as a runaway until he was reunited with his family. Films based on true events have to be analyzed or approach in a slightlyContinue reading “12 Years a Slave – A landmark in United States Cultural History”