Monday Nov 11
Group lobbies Michael Gove to include black Tudors in national curriculum
Black people in Tudor England are the focus of a new campaign being carried out by a Waltham Forest community group.
Film School Rejects
The 'Roots' Remake: After '12 Years a Slave,' Can TV Capture Slavery?
Though Steve McQueen 's latest film debuted less than three weeks ago, it feels safe to say that we now live in a post- 12 Years a Slave era.
Charleston City Paper
Twelve Years a Slave tells the story of one man's abduction into slavery
Slavery, that indelible stain on American history, has seen many renderings on celluloid, from the misguided pro-South, silent masterpiece by D.W. Griffith, Birth of a Nation , where Klansmen are cast in a heroic light, to Quentin Tarantino's revisionist fantasy Django Unchained , where the Klan are little more than Keystone cops in hoodies and an ... (more)
'12 Years a Slave': An essential story, well told at last
Solomon Northup, a black man from upstate New York, went to sleep on an April night in 1841 in Washington, D.C. - well-fed, albeit woozy, having just dined in the company of two affable gentlemen who had offered to pay good wages for him to play his violin.