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Teaching Outside the Textbook: From ‘The Abolitionists’ to a Two-Term Black President

February 3, 2013

This week PBS’s The American Experience concluded “The Abolitionists,” a searing three-part documentary on a fiercely committed band of white and African American freedom fighters. It took a fresh look at the anti-slavery movement, its most dramatic moments, its key figures and its amazing impact considering it was a movement which was run by hated […]

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Slave spy aids Union troops behind enemy lines

Lincoln, The Movie

December 28, 2012

Director: Steven Spielberg Run time: 2 hours 30 minutes Rated: PG-13 (Drama) Released: 2012 Like just about everyone who has seen it, I was enthralled by “Lincoln,” the Hollywood film directed with authority and creative license by Stephen Spielberg, smoothly scripted by Tony Kushner and crowned by a veritable feast of brilliant acting. But in my […]

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