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Finding Allies Against Slavery
Anti-slavery summit meets in Austin
"..."Modern-day slavery": The phrase is emblazoned across advocacy campaign ads and..."

April 17, 2015 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

Separation of Slavery and State?
"...the government are the same ones who say that slavery before the Civil War had positive aspects. I guess..."

Jan. 19, 2011 Postmarks

Contesting Zinn's Point on Slavery
"...historical fact. "This country was a slave-holding country after slavery had been abolished all over the world." China did..."

Feb. 13, 2006 Postmarks

Horror Short Brings Supernatural Rage to Slavery's Story
Capital City Black Film Festival's "Swing Low"
"...with nothing left to lose." Those words open supernatural slavery horror "Swing Low," a story that came to scriptwriter..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Screens Feature by Charlie Neddo

From Slavery to Buffalo Soldier in Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen
Sarah Bird's historical novel tells one woman's unique tale of freedom

Oct. 5, 2018 Arts Feature by Marisa Charpentier

Breaking the Chains
Slavery may be illegal, but it's not eradicated
"...at that time, it was known, more simply, as slavery. The Long Shadow..."

June 19, 2015 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

Breaking Chains, Bending the Knee
'Game of Thrones’ complex consideration of freedom and slavery
"...In modern popular culture, the depiction of slavery usually involves stories set in the Deep South. The..."

May 7, 2014 Screens Post by Rod Machen

Nothing Civil About It
Austin Film Society spotlights 'Slavery by Another Name'
"...tried to connect the historical dots between this country's slavery era and the civil-rights movement? We did have an..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Day Trips: African American Museum, Dallas
Jefferson's Monticello exhibit takes straight look at slavery
"...in 2012, the exhibit takes an unblinking look at slavery and the founding of the nation. Drawing from historical..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Call + Response
Documentary pairs celebrities with musicians to inform viewers about the issues of child slavery and human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.
"...astonishingly profitable industry that includes child labor and sex slavery. Back in the States, Dillon made it his mission..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Amazing Grace
Unfortunately, what makes British abolitionist William Wilberforce a great man is also what makes him dull: his single-minded righteousness.
"...to hear all about your 20-year struggle to end slavery, what she meant was that she didn’t want at..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Beloved
"...lashed into her back by the wretched hand of slavery. Set mostly in 1873 in rural Ohio outside Cincinnati,..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Grim History
Author traces Texas prison system from its roots in plantation slavery
"..."convict leasing," the privatized, for-profit system that replaced plantation slavery after the Civil War and survived into the 20th..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

King of Masks
"...street thugs, presumably intent on selling the child into slavery, Wang is inconsolable, though when she returns with a..."

June 11, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Legend of Hercules
Kellan Lutz muscles his way into classical mythology.
"...and, especially Gladiator, our hero is captured, sold into slavery (where first he rows on a galley), and then..."

Jan. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Girl Rising
This documentary showcases the power of education to change lives as it follows nine girls from around the world.
"...have been impinged by sexual inequality, forced marriages, and slavery. A portion of ticket sales will go to the..."

April 19, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lincoln
Despite a monumental performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, Spielberg's film has a fussed-over theatricality that's hard to escape.
"...the House to pass the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery. Some actors break through the built-in amber of an..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2010: Live Action
Judge for yourself among the five films contending for this year's Oscar for live-action short. The five international shorts nominated for Best Live Action Short Film include Patrik Eklund’s “Instead of Abracadabra," Luke Doolan's “Miracle Fish," Juanita Wilson's “The Door,” Gregg Helvey's “Kavi," and Joachim Back’s award-winning “The New Tenants.”
"...million citizens of the world are trapped in modern slavery – and writer/director Gregg Helvey does an admirable job..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Trade
This drama about international sex trafficking is tremendously sincere but also brutal.
"...with a buddy element from Peter Landesman’s hotly contested slavery exposé, “The Girls Next Door,” published in 2004 in..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Foolish
"...subjects of absentee fathers, the African-American male's plight, and slavery. Though the script presents his Foolish Waise character as..."

April 30, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Shadrach
"...about a 10-year-old boy in 1935 Virginia. Life, death, slavery, and financial circumstances are examined in the context of..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Last Hero in China
"...of foreigners selling poisonous medicine to kids, a nasty slavery ring, a rigged lion dance contest, a political assassination,..."

July 28, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Adventures of Huck Finn
"...Jim but it's never more complex than notions like “slavery is bad.” This may be indicative of the same..."

April 9, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Thousand Pieces of Gold
"...laundress. The story is one of personal triumph over slavery and imposed destiny. Its drama is drawn from the..."

July 5, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Panel Recap: Changing the Chocolate Industry
It's important that we consciously consume chocolate
"...of savory goodness may actually be contributing to child slavery...."

March 13, 2019 Food Post by Jessi Devenyns

The Music of Our Sins -- Part II Letters at 3am
"...the word "America" primarily in relation to one sin: slavery. The music he presented was, literally, the direct issue..."

Sept. 26, 1997 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3AM
It's time for the American South to reject its "rebel" hypocrisy of states rights and atone for the sins of the slave economy of the Confederacy.
"...Confederate flag were and are not about racism and slavery but about "states rights," though the only "state right"..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3AM: Did Abraham Lincoln Deserve a Second Term?
In 1864, Lincoln would have seemed more in favor of war than peace
"...The 13th Amendment that will abolish slavery has already been put before Congress the previous April..."

Dec. 14, 2012 Column by Michael Ventura

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

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