slavery http://kuow.org en Solomon Northup's Descendant Expresses Pride For '12 Years A Slave' http://kuow.org/post/solomon-northups-descendant-expresses-pride-12-years-slave <p>The 86<sup>th</sup> annual Academy Awards is this Sunday, and one of the films expected to take home the Oscar is Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.” Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:27:51 +0000 Bill Radke 29577 at http://kuow.org Solomon Northup's Descendant Expresses Pride For '12 Years A Slave' '12 Years A Slave' Is This Year's Best Film About Music http://kuow.org/post/12-years-slave-years-best-film-about-music <em>12 Years a Slave </em>is the most compelling film about music to be released this year, maybe this century. It's so many other things, too, as others have noted: a corrective to the weird cocktail of piety and cartoonishness that Hollywood usually supplies when depicting slavery; a gorgeous art film and an actor's hellish paradise; a cultural highlight of the Obama administration. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:33:59 +0000 Ann Powers 23818 at http://kuow.org '12 Years A Slave' Is This Year's Best Film About Music Poet Colleen McElroy On "Crossing Oceans" http://kuow.org/post/poet-colleen-mcelroy-crossing-oceans <p>One of the most&nbsp;persistent stories about America — that it was&nbsp;made by immigrants&nbsp;fleeing "the old country" — is also one of the most incomplete. And since stories shape our perception of reality, poet <a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/colleen-j-mcelroy" target="_blank">Colleen McElroy</a> is intent on telling another aspect of&nbsp;America's story in "Crossing Oceans."&nbsp; The poem appears in her most recent collection&nbsp;"<a href="http://www.upress.pitt.edu/BookDetails.aspx?bookId=36336" target="_blank">Here I Throw Down My Heart</a>" (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012). Wed, 15 May 2013 18:56:16 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 12896 at http://kuow.org Poet Colleen McElroy On "Crossing Oceans" A True Story Of A Slave And Master http://kuow.org/post/true-story-slave-and-master <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charles Mitchell was a teenage slave of&nbsp; Washington’s surveyor general, James Tilton. In 1860, with the help of the West’s underground railroad, Charles Mitchell escaped to Victoria, British Columbia, and won his freedom. Public historian&nbsp;Lorraine McConaghy tells Ross Reynolds the story and discusses how she came to write her latest book, "Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master."</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:06:17 +0000 Producer 10316 at http://kuow.org A True Story Of A Slave And Master Charles Mitchell: A Slave In Washington State http://kuow.org/post/charles-mitchell-slave-washington-state <p></p><p>By the time Washington became a state in 1889, slavery had been abolished for nearly a quarter century. But there are a few documented cases of slavery in the Washington Territory. One is Charles Mitchell, who was born a slave and brought to the territory in 1853.</p><p>How did the 12-year-old escaped slave end up in Washington and why did his slavery cause a fight between Canada and the US? Ross Reynolds talks with storyteller <a href="http://www.humanities.org/programs/speakers/current-speakers/eva_abram">Eva Abram</a> to hear the story. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:19:54 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6350 at http://kuow.org Slavery Story Has Seattle Ties http://kuow.org/post/slavery-story-has-seattle-ties <p>When Carver Clark Gayton was growing up in Seattle in the 1940s he didn’t hear anything about African-American history in school. But his mother told him stories, including one about his great-grandfather Lewis George Clarke.</p><p>Clarke was an escaped slave and an abolitionist.&nbsp;His personal story found its way into the anti-slavery novel "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" that went on to become the second most popular book in the 19th century. It’s seen as one of the causes of the Civil War.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:00:00 +0000 David Hyde 2173 at http://kuow.org Slavery Story Has Seattle Ties