Mon, 03/19/2012 - 12:00am - 1:00am
Southern Belle is a story about how people use history to create their personal identity and to shape their values and guiding ideology.
It has been said that in order to understand America, you must first understand the Civil War. Over the next four years, as the country commemorates the event that defined a nation, what we choose to remember — and hope to forget — of our past reveals much about who we are in the present. On the eve of the 150th year anniversary of the Civil War, Southern Belle documents the divisive historical memory of an American subculture and challenges viewers to consider how a romantic portrayal of the past affects current attitudes on the race, gender, and class issues that continue to define and divide America today. Southern Belle airs Sunday, March 18 at Midnight (12 a.m. Monday, March 19) on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).