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Page Two: Kings of Mean
The worst legacy of this administration is the terrible behavior it fostered in its citizens
"...Those who shared the dream worked to end slavery, to advance public education, to earn women and minorities..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Column by Louis Black

The Miller's Tale
Swinging across the century with Ernie Mae Miller, 'a little blues, a little bawdy'
"...great-grandfather's name was Willis. That was in Tennessee, in slavery times. When my grandfather was born in 1853, he..."

July 6, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Take Me to the River
Rock & Roll Books
"...religious songs, "spirituals," which they'd sung in secrecy during slavery, and tour, putting on concerts to benefit Fisk? An..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Books Feature by Ed Ward

A Joycean Riff of Race
"...people were brought out of Africa to suffer under slavery, becoming "eyeless, tongueless, drumless, danceless, songless, hornless, soundless, sightless,..."

June 18, 1999 Books Feature by Mark Busby

" Christianity results from the end of Biblically approved slavery by the eighth amendment in 1865. Silly me! I..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Column

Turner Is Worthy
" Christianity results from the end of Biblically approved slavery by the eighth amendment in 1865. Silly me! I..."

Sept. 25, 1998 Column

Warren Responds
"...instances are a result of a country built upon slavery, greed, genocide, and total lack of respect for what..."

Aug. 21, 1998 Column

Chronicle Kills Poster Art
"...She further states that white males today gain from slavery whilst blacks are still harmed. Hey, slavery is as..."

Sept. 26, 1997 Column

Brown Right To Fight
"...the nefarious nature of white affirmative action -- from slavery to Jim Crow to social and economic injustices of..."

Sept. 19, 1997 Column

SXSW Film Review: Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
Jeffery Robinson's captivating lecture on America's shared legacy
"...a trial lawyer) have effectively ignored the history of slavery and its ongoing legacy of white supremacy and institutionalized..."

March 24, 2021 Screens Post by Michael King

Council Recap: A Not-Just-Symbolic Promise to Lift Up Black Austin
Apologies and remedies for a long legacy of oppression
"...before the Council vote, “[Black Austinites] are still in slavery. We’re in economic slavery and we deal with police..."

March 5, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
In her second book, the author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines and breaks down the unacknowledged social structure baked into our country
"..."infrastructure of our divisions," how through the institution of slavery we established starkly different expectations about the way white..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

Time-mangling racism allegory can’t be saved by its good intentions
"...and this year that honor was bestowed on mysterious slavery drama Antebellum. The pitch – Janelle Monáe seemingly traveling..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

A Celebration of Tradition and Change in Miss Juneteenth
Writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples gives Black Texans back their crown
" for a holiday that honors the abolition of slavery, Miss Juneteenth is coming right on time...."

June 19, 2020 Screens Feature by Selome Hailu

Renee Davis' 25 Years as Harriet Tubman in Sister Moses
The dancer talks about her quarter-century of walking in the footsteps of this legendary conductor on the Underground Railroad
"...on the role of Tubman, from her life of slavery and escape from it through her work with the..."

Feb. 7, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hell on the Border
The story of the first black deputy U.S. marshal
"...true story of Bass Reeves, the man who survived slavery and the Civil War to become the first black..."

Dec. 13, 2019 Movie Review

Lege Lines: Eric Johnson Prevails Over Racist Confederate Plaque
No more Confederate nonsense, Empower Texans gets a pass, and the first-ever LGBTQ Caucus
"...a rebellion, nor was its underlying cause to sustain slavery." (Texas' own secession declaration of 1861 mentions slavery 21..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

False Confederate Capitol Plaque Removed – And It Only Took Six Decades!
Efforts by Democrat Rep. Johnson led the way
"...a rebellion, nor was its underlying cause to sustain slavery,” during a hearing that lasted all of five minutes...."

Jan. 14, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Black Panther
High drama and high action as Marvel gives Wakanda life.
"...of what would have happened in the continent without slavery and colonialism (Killmonger is as enraged by the global..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Adler Not Waving the Rebel Flag
Mayor will not march in Vet parade with Confederate banners
"...Legislature were based in significant part on support for slavery. We must remember, but not celebrate, the Confederacy which..."

Nov. 10, 2017 News Post by Michael King

The global network of human trafficking is examined in this drama
" Harvard professor Siddharth Kara, an expert on modern slavery, who wrote this screenplay using his trilogy of books..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Movie Review by Nguyen Le

A New Sound & Vision for RAS
Grassroots hip-hop twosome gets serious
", it’s one of many employed on Africans during slavery. The song and video are about breaking through physical..."

April 26, 2017 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

Making College a Lesson in Diversity
Blending race at Boston University and beyond
"...and reconciliation studies to assess their historical connection to slavery and suppression of First Nations people, respectively. Yale has..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Trevante Rhodes on His Role in Moonlight
UT alum discusses the acclaimed coming-of-age drama
"...of the black man. No different than buck-breaking during slavery," mentions one commenter on Moonlight's Facebook page – not..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

The Birth of a Nation
Controversial slave uprising epic finally hits theatres
"...while Birth leaves no question about the horrors of slavery, Parker indicates that Turner’s uprising stems more from his..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Teaching Truthiness
Activists, lawmakers call on State Board of Education to reject racist Mexican-American textbook
", One Nation Under God. She's credited with replacing slavery with the "Atlantic triangular trade" and linking the civil..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

More to the Story
Advocates work to change the conversation around human trafficking
"...story was written in partnership with nonprofit Allies Against Slavery. Allies hosts its 2016 Slave-Free City Summit Fri.-Sat., April..."

April 22, 2016 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

Texas Inmates Strike for Better Conditions
Inmates at seven state prisons have refused to leave their cells
"...13th Amendment to the Constitution, which, people believe, ended slavery, actually didn’t. There’s a little caveat in that amendment..."

April 6, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Caged No More
Rescuers and prayers work to retrieve girls sold into sexual slavery
"...retrieve two girls whose father sold them into sexual slavery to pay off his drug debts. No advance screenings..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Hateful Eight
Tarantino's latest opus screens in 70mm this week at two Austin venues
"...state of race relations, and the deadly echoes of slavery in the United States. Tarantino’s message has always been..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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