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Monday, October 21, 2013

Now here's a movie Black Children NEED to SEE: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Scars of a whipped slave (April 2, 1863, Baton...
Scars of a whipped slave (April 2, 1863, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Original caption: "Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer. The very words of poor Peter, taken as he sat for his picture." (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The striking film is based on the memoir of the same name, written by Solomon Northup—a free African-American in 1841, who was kidnapped from Washington, D.C. and taken into slavery in Louisiana.

Although the film can be heart wrenching to watch at times, its star Chiwetel Ejiofor says children need to see the movie. He told Vibe, "I absolutely think that kids in school should see this movie. I think it's never too late and it's never too early to start learning and talking about human respect. I think that's the overall message of this film."  | Essence.com

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