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.
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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 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, 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.
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