10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won't Learn at 'Django'

by Imara Jones on Jan 9, 2013 10:02AM

Slavery as revenge fantasy is a far cry from the ugly truth: Slavery as the economic engine that created the inequitable world in which we still live.

Topics: History, 'Django', Economy, Reparations

Hollywood's Slavery Films Tell Us More About the Present Than the Past

by Dexter Gabriel on Jan 9, 2013 9:37AM

"Django Unchained" and "Lincoln" share a long history of Hollywood epics that feed our modern myths and expectations back to us, rather than genuinely explore our history.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History, 'Django'