Story | Jun 28, 2013 | 11:55 AM
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Story | Nov 7, 2013 | 9:30 AMThe 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but also because it is one of a very few movie or TV representations of "the peculiar institution," both before it and since, that acknowledged the violence and depravity of slavery. And never before had an audience of 130 million been treated to such an unflinching spectacle.
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Story | Jan 23, 2012 | 4:37 PM
Hollywood's black history lessons: Is it time to look forward instead of backward? Patrick Goldstein studies the repercussions if the George Lucas-backed "Red Tails" doesn't catch hold.