Slavery

Slavery According to Uncle Ruckus

[Hat-tip to Larry Cebula] I had never heard of The Boondocks before watching this short clip from Second Season episode: “The Story of Catcher Freeman.” The clip does contain some…

From Robert E. Lee to Cliven Bundy

Robert E. Lee (1856): The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, physically and socially. The painful discipline they are undergoing is necessary for their further instruction…

“I Am Silas”

Looks like the story of Andrew and Silas Chandler is now the subject of a poem by Yusef Komunyakaa, which appears in the collection, Lines in Long Array: A Civil…