Episode 7, Season 1
Most students leave school thinking enslaved people lived like characters in Gone With the Wind. Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens reveals the remarkable diversity of lived experiences within slavery and explains the gap between what scholars and students know.
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Resources and Readings
- Learning for Justice, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
- BlackPast, Malcolm X, "Message to the Grassroots" and "The Ballot or the Bullet" (1963)
- American RadioWorks, Malcolm X, "The Ballot or the Bullet"
- Learning for Justice, Lessons of 1964: The Movement Continues
- Learning for Justice, Creating a Culture: the Music of Enslaved People
Deirdre Cooper Owens
- 21st Century Griot
- Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology
- History, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- Mary Raines (Federal Writers' Project), South Carolina Narratives, Volume XIV, Part 4
- Robert Beverley, The History and Present State of Virginia
- Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
- Library of Congress, Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936 to 1938
- Deborah Gray White, Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South
- Ira Berlin, Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves