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Watch “12 Years a Slave” in Theaters Oct. 18

By Tatyana Walker, a Fall 2013 Intern The movie “12 Years a Slave,” written by Robert Shirley and directed by Steve McQueen, tells the true story of Solomon Northup based on his 1853 autobiography Twelve Years a Slave. The film … Continue reading

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First Day of Black History Month – Honoring Frederick Douglass

Highlighting Frederick Douglass’ famous “What To The Slave is the 4th of July” speech. Continue reading

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The Daily Show on the Huck Finn Controversy

Highlighting the Daily Show segment on Huckleberry Finn. Continue reading

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On Censoring ‘Huckleberry Finn’

On a recent decision to remove the “n-word” and “Injun” from a new edition of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” Continue reading

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The Daily Show on Civil War Commemorations

The Daily Show segment on the Civil War commemorations. Continue reading

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On the 150th Anniversary of Start of the Civil War

Responding to a NY Times article about events planned in the South to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War that obscure the role slavery played in the war. Continue reading

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