Sunday, January 06, 2008

Chris Rock and American History

So I'm watching the Chris Rock comedy special (apparently first out in 2004) and he is telling jokes about the lasting consequences of slavery, but all I can think about is how many questions I'm going to get in my survey class next semester about whether or not slaves who could read got killed.

Watch the Chris Rock history lesson on

Is it good or bad when popular actors/comedians, etc. talk about American history?


Anonymous said...

irelevant but this could be interesting for you:

Anonymous said...

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I am working with him and thought you might like to receive some further information or a copy of the book. I would love to hear from you.


Jeffery Anderson