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A dramatic meditation on freedom: "The Whipping Man"

It's1865. Slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home, and in Jewish homes the freedom festival of Passover is being celebrated. Into war-torn Richmond comes a young, severely wounded Jewish Confederate officer.

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Take heart in struggle for freedom, see “12 Years a Slave”

Based on a narrative written by Northrup in 1853, the film takes you inside slavery, from the slaves' point of view.

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Review: "A Slave in the White House, Paul Jennings and the Madisons"

Paul Jennings was born a slave on President Madison's estate in Montpelier, Virginia, in 1799. In 2009, Paul Jennings' descendants arrived at the White House for a private tour.

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"The Abolitionists": must-see TV

"The Abolitionists" should be seen by as many viewers as possible and shown widely in public schools.

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History, Tarantino style: "Django Unchained"

"Django Unchained" takes a central tragedy of American history and re-imagines it as exploitation-film revenge fantasy.