The Civil War

Slavery Depictions in Cinema

Hampden-Sydney College Professor Matthew Hulbert looked at depictions of slavery in Hollywood films ranging from Birth of a Nation and Gone with… read more

Hampden-Sydney College Professor Matthew Hulbert looked at depictions of slavery in Hollywood films ranging from Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind to Django Unchained and Free State of Jones. He talked about how early films glorified the Lost Cause myth and argued that while recent films show the horrors of the slave trade and resistance by enslaved people, the idea of the white savior is often still central to the narrative. Virginia Tech’s Center for Civil War Studies hosted this event and provided the video. close

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  • Matthew Hulbert Professor Hampden-Sydney College->History
  • Paul Quigley Director Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.->Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

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Slavery Depictions in Cinema

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Program ID:
510210-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 03, 2021 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 11, 2021 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Apr 03, 2021 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 04, 2021 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 05, 2021 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2021 | 1:13am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2021 | 6:24am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2021 | 11:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2021 | 4:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 11, 2021 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3