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Amistad

A Challenge to African American Filmmakers

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 10.02.2013 | Books
M.W. Jacobs

There has yet to be a feature-length film devoted entirely and exclusively to the life experience of American slaves on the scale of the Southern white-suffering epics.

Natasha Trethewey in My Classroom

Monica Edinger | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education
Monica Edinger

Natasha Trethewey was my school's artist-in-residence in 2007 and so I am absolutely delighted that she has just been named the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate.

Slavery and the Law Takes an Honest Look at Our History

Alan Singer | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Slavery and the Law documents the creation of a mural by Brooklyn teenagers, interweaving their journey with an examination of the legal status of enslaved Africans in Colonial America up until the American Civil Rights Movement.

Amistad

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Margarita Alarcon

Amistad, the famed former slave ship, will be sailing the Caribbean waving both the Cuban flag and the flag of the United States of America. What a lovely sight that will be.