Harriet: the Movie, the Real History, and Urgent Lessons for the Next Civil War

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9 min readMar 5, 2020

The particular genius of Kasi Lemmons’ Harriet lies in its demystification of slavery and freedom, and showcasing the agency of individuals within the constraints, compulsions and clashes of capitalism and the slave system.

The conversation surrounding Harriet has largely been dominated by false and bad faith accusations of white…