Post 55:
“The Wisdom of Solomon”

Post 55:  “The Wisdom of Solomon”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — January 25 – EXCELLENT     “A black kid named Solomon wants to work in exchange for an education. Pa lets him. But soon his brother comes to find him. On this last day of school, he gives a plaque that says “Bless this school.” I cried on that part.” From Anne — On the whole, Little House on the Prairie was about as white as a marshmallow blizzard. Except for Hester Sue. And a handful of earlier shows. Like this one. In which the N-word is used, multiple times. This episode, penned by a white dude, aired the same year as the miniseries Roots. I don’t know about you, but I remember the cultural force Roots exerted, with all the adults glued to the TV, and 7-year-old me totally freaked out by the whipping scenes....

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