“Yonder” by Jabari Asim is in a sense a slave narrative but it differs from others as it doesn’t just follow one particular character but rather a group. And specifically a group comprised of people who share typical relationships that we might take for granted. Within the group are two sets of couples who share romantic love at different stages. A couple of soon-to-be parents anxious about the birth of their child. Another couple apprehensive about taking a chance to find love in a new relationship after multiple heartbreaks. And then overall friendship between all of the members of the group.
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Summary “Song Yet Sung” by James McBride is in part a story about the Underground Railroad. But it’s also about much more. The story takes place in 1850 about a…
“Jubilee” by Margaret Walker is a work of historical fiction that primarily tells the life of a biracial enslaved woman. To a degree, this is a generational story as we learn about the life of Vyry, her mother Hetta, and Vyry’s children. But Vyry is the glue that binds the whole story together. Her life spans the antebellum period, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, giving some insight into all three of those periods.
A review of “The Underground Railroad Records” by William Still, an important book to read. A vitally important to read because the book shares the experiences of people who escaped or attempted to escape slavery by the Underground Railroad. It recounts some of the experiences of people who passed through the Philadelphia area and had some contact with the Vigilance Committee of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, of which William Still was the chairman.
A review of “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman”, a 1974 film adapted from the 1971 novel of the same name that was written by Ernest J. Gaines. The film offers a view into the history and experience of Black people from 1860 to 1962 through the eyes of Jane Pittman.