Rewriting African-American History

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The telling of history is a monumental task and responsibility that all historians hold sacred. Historian Thomas C. Holt has gained prominence as the one of the foremost respected historians of American and African-American History.

Holt says in his new book, "Children of Fire: A History of Afircan Americans," he tried to build the history around a number of critical historical figures, begining with a 17th century slave who managed to gain freedom from slavery all the way through to the 21st century. He says the common thread throughout the book is following individulas who belonged and claimed their belonging in America.


Thomas C. Holt

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer and Jen Poyant

Comments [2]


Toussaint L’Ouverture is a prominent slave in the history of the slave trade. He rose up and fought the French oppressors. You can see a clip of his last moments in prison from the film “The Last Days of Toussaint L’Ouverture” – a short film –

Nov. 01 2010 12:11 PM
Ron Holt

Great book

Oct. 21 2010 04:53 PM

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