Slavery

If you can't stop crying, might as well try to start laughing

History’s Most Important Alternative Facts

January 25, 2017 / by , / 0 Comment

This week, in an update of the “No way they said that shit” Presidency, Sean Spicer and Stepford Conway came out and started calling lies as Alternative Facts.

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Imagining Alexander Hamilton's historic meeting with 'Hamilton' creator lin Manuel Miranda

If Alexander Hamilton watched ‘Hamilton’ with Lin Manuel Miranda

June 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

In the wake of the rising popularity of the Broadway play Hamilton, we wondered what it would be like if Alexander Hamilton was revived and able to see the play with Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda. We assume the conversation would go something like this:

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12 Years a Slave won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The Oscars finally got it right.

It’s Time: What the Oscars finally got right

March 03, 2014 / by / 7 Comments

I read Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir Twelve Years a Slave twice in college. The first time was in a history class on the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the narrative entirely changed my conception of slavery in the United States.

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