December 6, 2013 – Segment 4
We look at the other side of Lincoln, Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed film that received criticism for its underdeveloped Black characters. We will explore the three Black characters featured in the film, illuminating their lives and their roles in the political struggle for freedom in America. Joining us are:
- Dr. Kate Masur, Associate Professor of History at Northwestern University;
- Dr. Edna Medford-Greene, Chair of the History Department at Howard University;
- and Kandie Carle, Producing Artistic Director of the East Haddam Stage Company in East Haddam, CT, who directs a one-woman show based on the life of Elizabeth Keckly entitled They Called Me Lizzy . . . From Slavery to the White House.
(This episode is a rebroadcast from January 31, 2013)