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Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Fall into fun!
"...new museum covers genocide, Civil Rights protests in Texas, slavery, LGBTQ rights, and more. Maybe not easy subjects, but..."

Aug. 31, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life Revealed at Austin Film Festival
Kasi Lemmons' Harriet Tubman biopic also joins lineup
"...tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her..."

Aug. 23, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Race, Raids, and ... Us
Trump’s latest outrage fits a pattern from D.C. to Texas
"...acknowledging the original American sins of indigenous genocide and slavery), but the lengthiest quotes on the importance of immigration..."

July 19, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Day Trips: Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge
Cajun history in the Old State Capitol
"...The exhibits cover Louisiana history from native tribes to slavery. In the former governor's office, banners list the good..."

June 28, 2019 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Local Exhibitions Point to Ways People of Color Were Freed but Still Aren't Free
The Carver Museum asks: Freedom when?
"...characters from Uncle Tom's Cabin. That connection to American slavery imbues the work with a feel of epic narrative,..."

June 14, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Miss Juneteenth Austin Scholarship Pageant 2019
"...of Juneteenth – the holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery in Texas – the 39th annual Miss Juneteenth Austin..."

June 11, 2019 Photo Gallery

Un-Celebrating Confederate Heroes Day at the Lege
"..."antiquated" commemoration that ignites reminders of the brutality of slavery – with House Bill 1183, co-authored by Austin Democratic..."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Don't Forget Education
"...leaders, and three schools named after men instrumental in slavery and ethnic cleansing in Texas. In the immediate aftermath..."

March 20, 2019 Postmarks

OUTsider Fest Review: Nia & Ness' Home.
Splitting the world open, one performance at a time
"...the histories their bodies carry, an ancestral one of slavery, abuse, and personal traumas in their individual lives. Demonstrating..."

Feb. 23, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Lilli Hime

Racist Confederate Plaque Needs a Forever Home
State Preservation Board mulls over what to do with defrocked "Children of the Confederacy Creed" plaque
"...a rebellion, nor was its underlying cause to sustain slavery." (The state's 1861 secession declaration states otherwise.)..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

PBS Doc Man on Fire Recounts a Modern Martyrdom
UT filmmakers find the story behind a Texas minister who set himself on fire
"...the atrocities" of the past, including its history of slavery. "By moving past it, we're not dealing with it,"..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Screens Feature by Britt Hayes

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
It's the most wonderful time of the year
"...Jefferson are traced from the plantation to freedom in Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty at the African..."

Dec. 1, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Tomar Williams Hones Four Decades of Soul
Breakout of his family band, the performer seizes on his pop, soul, R&B, and hip-hop successes and failures in Tomar & the FCs
"...attractive for two people born roughly two generations from slavery and within Jim Crow states. Tomar and his siblings..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

SBOE Gets Schooled on Women
State Board of Education reverses decision to remove Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from curriculum
"...The board also approved a revision that identifies slavery as playing a "central role" in causing the Civil..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Right to be Offensive
Joseph Kahn on his new battle rap social satire Bodied
"...but America is a country that is built off slavery, and over the last 150 years it’s had a..."

Nov. 6, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

But Wait ...
"...to dismember his country. And he fought to maintain slavery in Texas even though Mexico had already outlawed it...."

Oct. 15, 2018 Postmarks

Election Ticker: Travis Turning Out
Voter registration deadlines come and gone
"...the attic' situation. The cause of the war was slavery."…..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Art festivals and dance halls liven up the landscape in September
"...“Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty” Sept. 22-Dec. 31,..."

Sept. 1, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

A Letter From Guest Editor Ethan Hawke
Blaze director on why it’s time for us all to act like grownups and demand integrity from our elected officials
"...John Brown attempted to do for the abolition of slavery?..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Features Feature by Ethan Hawke

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Money for Nothing
Despite unprecedented taxpayer investment, state-funded CPCs deliver few services
"...Foley, abortion is "a lot" like the Holocaust and slavery. "What about what was happening in Europe during the..."

July 20, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Luv Doc: Breadwinning
There's a pretty good chance that the robot uprising is probably just around the corner
"...Things change. The Greeks discovered that the world is..."

July 13, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

Snapshot: Juneteenth Parade
Attendees at the annual Juneteenth parade consider the challenges posed today to freedom
"...Juneteenth – historically, the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865, also known widely..."

June 22, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

Scholars Call on State Board of Education to Repair Sins of Past and Present
Vote expected Friday to rename Mexican-American studies course
"...testimony, academics suggested the board reverse its claim that slavery was not the principal cause of the Civil War,..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Public Notice: In the Name of Fairness
Times change, and so do schools
"...Reconstruction, urging fellow Texans to accept the end of slavery, and voting rights for former slaves (if only out..."

March 2, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Black Art Matters Puts Artists of Color in the Spotlight
Austin Justice Coalition's exhibition opens Feb. 17
"...numbers back this up: After hundreds of years of slavery, failed reconstruction, Jim Crow, redlining, and other racist housing..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Arts Post by Amani Newton

Here We Go Yet Again
Michael Ventura revisits his "Letters at 3am" Columbine column
"...in the stinking holds of slave ships, and defended slavery as an institution until their Confederate armies were beaten..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Chronolog Post by Michael Ventura

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
"...that reflects America’s genocidal history and the parallels between slavery and the private prison system. (World Premiere)..."

Feb. 7, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

At the Intersection of Fashion and Justice
Creators of Saturday's workshop on how fashion fights inequality
"...combine interests and research the intersection of fashion and slavery in the African Diaspora. Jenkins, meanwhile, has been pursuing..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Mikaila Rushing

SXSW Unleashes Massive Film List
High-concept horror A Quiet Place to open fest
"...is a 23-year-old Yazidi survivor of genocide and sexual slavery by ISIS. Repeating her horrific story to politicians, the..."

Jan. 31, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Landmarks' Amistad América
You want a wall? Landmarks and artist José Parlá have a wall for you.
"...Mexico; and another with an Anglo colonizer who brought slavery to Texas along with other whites. With that in..."

Jan. 26, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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