Book of Black Heroes

Political Leaders Past and Present, Gil L. Robertson, Book Review, Civil War, Reconstruction, Black History

  Book of Black Heroes Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil L. Robertson, IV Foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams Just Us Books Paperback, $12.95 80 pages ISBN: 978-1-933491-21-9 Book Review by Kam Williams “The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War…Known as Reconstruction, this period represented a window of opportunity for […]

Southern Belles Vie for Union Soldier’s Affections in Sofia Coppola’s Sublime Tale of Seduction

The Beguiled, Film Review, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Oona Laurence, Colin Farrell, Civil War, Thomas Cullinan, Elle Fanning

  The Beguiled Film Review by Kam Williams Southern Belles Vie for Union Soldier’s Affections in Sofia Coppola’s Sublime Tale of Seduction The Beguiled is a Civil War saga based on the best seller of the same name by the late novelist/playwright Thomas Cullinan (1919-1995). The sublime tale of seduction was first adapted to the […]

Matthew McConaughey Stars as Rebel Soldier-Turned-Slave Revolt Leader

Free State of Jones, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, Review by Kam Williams, Matthew McConaughey, Civil War, overdue history lesson

  Free State of Jones Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Review by Kam Williams Matthew McConaughey Stars as Rebel Soldier-Turned-Slave Revolt Leader While the slave raids led by Nat Turner and John Brown have been well documented in the annals of American history, the relatively-successful exploits of another notorious abolitionist insurrectionist have somehow slipped through the cracks. […]

Gettysburg Address Revisited Via Novel Ken Burns Documentary

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The Address DVD Review by Kam Williams   Gettysburg Address Revisited Via Novel Ken Burns Documentary On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to dedicate a cemetery at the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. The President kept his remarks to a mere two minutes, paling in length to […]