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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on Today at 02:51 PM »
I saw the movie Harriet on Tuesday.
It was enjoyable, had some little know facts about her life highlighted.
I know there are many gaps in the history of her life due to the secrecy of her work with the Underground Railroad and there in is the problem I had with the movie.
Being a serious study of Harriet Tubman, the fillers Hollywood put in seemed to be more strained fiction than making the story fit her skills, awareness and leadership.

For example. In her early years she was hit in the head with a steel weight while interfering in an action between a slave driver and another slave, that was mentioned. She suffered from that the rest of her life. She did have spells where she passed out.
She did have faith. But not one instance have I read she passed out during any escape event and was given a vision. It’s not mentioned in any biography or study in her life.
It’s a personal opinion, but that bit of fictionalization took the movie down a peg for me.
I know there’s no way to actually say how she led with such successful, but they needed to make it more personal to her skills.
The times she left Philadelphia and suddenly returned with freed slaves was too bland for me.

There were aspects of her life that could have been added to balance that blandness. Like her being a spy or a nurse during the civil war.
Her work on behave of woman’s suffrage.

I was particularly irritated at one of the closing lines about Harriet Tubman being one of few women to lead combat missions.
That cheapen her role to the point of being more than a slight. To me it was an insult.
Sec of War Stanton recruited her personally because of her knowledge of South Carolina.
She planned the mission and led it second in command of the mission.
And she was the FIRST American woman to lead a USA military mission.

There were some high spots and I recommend the movie as generally ok.
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by elise on November 11, 2019, 06:44 AM »
Wow I would never hsve known this about the GI Bill.  I sincerely hope that has changed.  I hope nobody is able to wield that kind of power these days.  But it seems to me that equal opportunity regarding education from grade one would help, to level the playing field.   Race shouldn't affect educational opportunity.   I'm hoping the world is getting better.  Sometimes it's easy to feel helpless when people all over the world are warring for racial reasons.   Thanks for sharing!
  :rose
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on November 10, 2019, 10:19 PM »
The GI bill was created to help veterans coming home from ww2 to achieve opportunities in life.
America, Roosevelt, all the patriots cheered and supported the veterans who sacrificed so much during the war. Right?

Right?


http://va.topbuzz.com/s/UhFkQr
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Today - Morning, Noon, and Night - across the miles and timezones / Re: Today
« Last post by Halo on November 10, 2019, 12:39 AM »
 

I'm glad you're well too, A-FRIEND!  :rose
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Today - Morning, Noon, and Night - across the miles and timezones / Re: Today
« Last post by elise on November 02, 2019, 02:17 AM »
I'm soooooo glad you are well!!!!
 :sunny
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Today - Morning, Noon, and Night - across the miles and timezones / Re: Today
« Last post by A-FRIEND on November 02, 2019, 12:18 AM »
yoooo-hooooo!!!!
I'm alive and relatively well. I've been caught up in a case of life happens.
I do appreciate the concerns. Makes an old guy feel warn and bubbly   
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on November 01, 2019, 08:21 PM »
That’s definitely on my to do list.
I’ve done a lot of studying about her and I hope they stick close to that reality and not fictionalize her.
Of course we know there will be fillers because there are gaps we just can’t know about
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by elise on November 01, 2019, 03:33 AM »
Dad, I hope you will see the new Harriet Tubman movie and tell us what you think!
 :dblu
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on November 01, 2019, 01:58 AM »
I've been reviewing some of the older posts here and I'm finding a lot of the links are no longer operational.
They've been up, some of them, for several years and the pages are no longer available.
Though this is beyond my control, I'm still compelled to apologize for the lack of linked sources to verify the content.
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on November 01, 2019, 01:42 AM »
here's a good site to research African American history through centuries of time lines.

https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history-american-west/
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