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The Plantation at Comal Bluff
Sneed House ruins tell a story beneath and behind modern Austin
"...Drive, in what is now the Dove Springs neighborhood. Slavery was legal in Austin then, as it was in..."

May 23, 2014 News Feature by Sam Ramos

Point Austin: Fireworks for the Fourth
Reflections on Independence Day from Frederick Douglass
"...His immediate subject, of course, is chattel slavery, but his judgment of his country will sound painfully..."

July 7, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Layers of Change
Story-centric documentary reveals the power of a child's vision
"...stand dedicated to raising money for children in debt-bondage slavery...."

Feb. 7, 2014 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

The Other 'Alamo'
Brace yourselves, devotees of Alamo and Texas Revolution lore: The prevailing mythology is about to take a few more hits, this round courtesy of Joseph Tovares and his new documentary, 'Remember the Alamo'
"...settlers wanted and needed to bring their own plantation-style slavery with them to Texas, something Mexican law forbade. Navarro..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

News Roundup: Tragedies and Textbooks
Another officer-involved shooting; Waco shootout update
"...come tumbling down, and calls to remove statues of slavery-supporting leaders take hold, renewed focus has turned to Texas..."

July 13, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

The South Will Be Celebrated Again!
Historical revisionists urge Lege to protect the Confederacy
"...a good thing, because otherwise we'd probably still have slavery. And, yes, it was about slavery. Like the joke..."

April 15, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Statesman Editor Rich Oppel denounces slavery in the Sudan, but overlooks the terrorism wrought there by his own government. As Church Lady would say, "How Conveeenient."
"...Sunday, Dec. 2, Austin American-Statesman editor Rich Oppel denounced slavery in Sudan, thereby heroically risking the outrage of those..."

Dec. 14, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

The Zealot and the Emancipator by H.W. Brands
This history by the UT professor offers a new look at John Brown and Abraham Lincoln: side by side
"...of Lincoln and Brown through their shared opposition to slavery, he presents them as complicated men of flesh and..."

Dec. 25, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin at Large: Every Day is Juneteenth
Yes, freedom is worth celebrating. But it also bids us to do some serious reflection.
" for recognizing, observing, and celebrating the end of slavery in Texas and the U.S.," Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison..."

July 3, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: What History Teaches
Charlottesville resistance an inspiration here and everywhere
"...over a million people dying in a war over slavery." Historical Illiteracy..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Another distorted salvo from Dinesh D’Souza
"...the troubling and controversial history of the Democrats, the pro-slavery party before the Civil War and then, for the..."

July 22, 2016 Movie Review by Louis Black

Written in Stone
History of racism lives on in UT monuments
" is dedicated." Left unmentioned is the issue of slavery...."

May 29, 2015 News Feature by Mac McCann

Capital City Black Film Festival Returns
Year two gets even more ambitious
"...slave, and they are kind of like bounty hunters, post-slavery – one year post-slavery. It's a movie by a..."

Aug. 20, 2014 Screens Post by Kahron Spearman

Photography, History & Accounting 101
Learning with Henry Rollins, us the shareholders.
" specifically addresses his relationship, politically and philosophically, with slavery. The guy has taken a single hair off the..."

Nov. 3, 2011 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Human Traffic
New rockumentary Call + Response aims to do something about modern slave trade
"...fight to bring attention to the plight of modern-day slavery were planted while recording with his band in L.A...."

Oct. 3, 2008 Screens Feature by Doug Freeman

Page Two: Sluggish by Design
The only "original intent" of the Constitution was to foil extremism and maintain a balance of power
"...recognizes the rights of citizens, including indentured servants. Although slavery and race are not mentioned, it just as definitely..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Previewing the 2006 Texas Book Festival
"...very fact that the war was actually fought over slavery...."

Oct. 27, 2006 Books Feature by Spencer Parsons

Who Is Mandy?
The author hopes that history – so cruel to African-American women in the kitchen – can help breathe real life into a 19th-century portrait
"...her makeover, she takes off the head rag of slavery and destroys the Jemima myth and elevates our respect..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Food Feature by Toni Tipton-Martin

A Place at the Long Table
The complex, nuanced, unmistakable taste of Juneteenth, 139 years later
" blacksmithing and other black artisan crafts associated with slavery and poverty. Food was an expected part of the..."

June 17, 2005 Food Feature by Toni Tipton-Martin

Sin by the Numbers
" a significant extent, on a corporate form of slavery...."

Feb. 20, 1998 Column by Michael Ventura

Williamson County Residents Organize to Remove Confederate Monument
Meanwhile the Texas Legislature tries to block monument removals
"...provide nearby information countering its glorification of the Confederacy’s pro-slavery rebellion. (Adding insult to injury, a neighboring plaque describes..."

May 7, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Tea, Coffee, and Delicate Sweet Treats
"...My cousin and I never remember hearing discussions of slavery or racist remarks. If we had, my grandmother would..."

Feb. 10, 2019 Postmarks

History Lesson
"...Santa Anna) and further, that Menchaca fought to maintain slavery. He's correct that Menchaca was a traitor to Mexico..."

Oct. 23, 2018 Postmarks

Rename Austin? Not Likely.
City name not going anywhere anytime soon
"...readers that "Austin considers renaming city over ties to slavery," and Newsweek wrote "Austin Considering Renaming City to Depart..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Spectrum Theatre Company's Juneteenth Chronicles
With this play, Crystal Bird Caviel honors ancestors who were slaves and her colleague, the late Dr. Billy F. Harden
"...their experiences recorded so future generations could learn what slavery in this country was like directly from those who..."

June 15, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Point Austin: Racism and Heroism
Reflecting on the Charleston massacre
" the ground because its worshippers worked to end slavery. When there were laws banning all-black church gatherings, they..."

June 26, 2015 News Column by Michael King

How Not to 'Stop Patriarchy'
New York group has a curious way of "helping"
"...(e.g., "freedom ride" and "female enslavement") and thereby minimizing slavery. Sarah Tuttle of the abortion assistance group, the Lilith..."

Aug. 15, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Letters at 3AM: So Big Deal, Hemingway
Will Huck Finn be a valuable and immortal American archetype in the future?
"...a great novel written by an African-American about American slavery. Beloved is that novel...."

July 25, 2014 Column by Michael Ventura

An Actor and an Übermensch
Tishuan Scott connects the dots between Nietzsche and his award-winning turn in civil war drama 'The Retrieval'
"...about the psychological and emotional toll the institution of slavery took on everyone involved – the regret, betrayal, despair..."

May 2, 2014 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Politics Gift Guide
For the person who has everything but still could use another thing
"...Book Reco The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner (448 pp., W.W. Norton & Company,..."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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