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Behind Solomon’s Story

Behind Solomon’s Story

Now nominated for nine Academy Awards, “12 Years a Slave” has had a profound effect on critics and audiences alike. The film tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped and forced into slavery. On Jan. 15, John Ridley, the screenwriter of “12 Years a Slave,” sat[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments Lifestyle, The Guide

Professor Discusses Politics of Slavery

Yale History professor Edward Rugemer presented a draft of a chapter from his upcoming book to Georgetown faculty and Ph. D students Monday during the Georgetown Workshop in 19th Century U.S. History. “We try to bring people to campus who are doing innovative work in 19th century American history to have a conversation about what they’re thinking,”[Read More…]

by January 29, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
PEREZ: ‘Django’ Warps Racial History

PEREZ: ‘Django’ Warps Racial History

It is not often moviegoers get to see the ugly side of American history. For once, “Django Unchained” is a big production that has the issue of slavery at its core. When I first heard this movie, which generated a great deal of buzz and acclaim for writer and director Quentin Tarantino,[Read More…]

by January 15, 2013 0 comments Opinion