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Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)

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You should only watch if you actually know your history.
25 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anyone claiming that this documentary is not educational obviously does not have a deep sense of the atrocity that was slavery. How can anyone say that this was narrow minded and exploited when those stories were complete fact? Not something made up for the sake of making a certain people look bad. If you are African American, you should feel a sense to take a deeper pride in the rights you have today. And if you are White, then you should not feel badly for the past, but work for the future. We have come a long way since the narratives were first documented, but surely we have a very long way to go.

There is a deep sense of pain in these narratives, and yes, some black people did resent white people. Wouldn't you if you'd been whipped, had no rights, and watched your family sold out from under you time and time again? I felt that this was a fine piece of work, and I wish it had been longer. It's just a shame that it only ever airs in February.


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