This PBS Documentary is based on a non-fiction book written by Douglas Blackmon in 2008. It showcases a great tragedy in this country. I’m speaking about distorting black history. Even more specifically, I referring to the depths that the white elite (the US government included) went in their extortion of newly ‘freed’ African-Americans to maintain the status quo, keep blacks subordinate to whites, and crush any prosperous futures for black Americans by enslaving them in such a way that made it impossible to live a normal life.
As a member of two groups of people historically oppressed and denied in this country (African-American and Native American), I personally had heard of this as a child. I can’t say I knew of everything mentioned in this documentary though. What do you think? Have you heard of this purposefully obliterated portion of history? Does anyone see any repeats of history here?? I do.