Go to (Links to an external site.)https://www.pbs.org/video/slavery-another-name
Go to (Links to an external site.)https://www.pbs.org/video/slavery-another-name-slavery-video/ (Links to an external site.)
To watch the PBS documentary, “Slavery by Another Name” based on, Blackmon, D. A. (2008). Slavery by another name: The re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. New York: Anchor Books.
Write 3 pages responding to four of the discussion questions below. Title page, abstract, and references are not included in the required page count. Use APA format and clearly identify questions being addressed. Be prepared to discuss all of the questions in class.
Critical Thinking Discussion Questions for “Slavery by another Name”:
Why is it important to document hidden histories?
Why are certain histories hidden or difficult to uncover?
What new insights did you gain after watching this documentary?
To what extent do you think a person’s racist attitudes and behaviors can be forgiven due to the “norm” of their surrounding culture?
In what ways, if any, are we responsible for our ancestor’s actions? Is it fair to hold individuals accountable for things their ancestors did?
How have the dynamics of relationships between black people and white people changed since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s?
Blackmon asserts that real slavery didn’t end until the 1940’s. In what ways is this statement true? What forms of modern slavery exist today?
How does the history represented in the documentary help us understand present conditions for people of color today? How can knowing history empower people today?
What current events do you believe should be documented, so that they are not hidden from future generations? Why?
After viewing the documentary, do you believe that racism is inherent or taught? Explain.