'Racial Healing: The Eagle's Journey' is a compelling new documentary offering a hopeful way forward in the area of racial healing and reconciliation. The accompanying website is a teaching tool and blog with clips from these very wise speakers and stories, as well as essays and links to other great resources on the topic of racial reconciliation.
"The history of African-Americans is often distilled into two epochs: the 246 years of enslavement ending after the close of the Civil War, and the dramatic era of protest during the civil rights movement. Yet the Civil War-to-civil rights axis tempts us to leap past a century of resistance against subjugation, and to miss the human story of ordinary people, their hopes lifted by Emancipation, dashed at the end of Reconstruction, crushed further by Jim Crow, only to be finally, at long last, revived when they found the courage within themselves to break free."
This fascinating article traces the continuity of oppression and resistance that links the era of slavery in the US to the civil rights movement and right up to the Black Lives Matter movement. More...
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