Humankind: Justice Denied

Humankind: Justice Denied

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 9:00pm

How could a nation founded on a Declaration that "all men are created equal" permit slavery? Nowhere was this contradiction more stark than at the Supreme Court, which formally ruled in the Dred Scott case that black people have "no rights" -- a decision Abraham Lincoln adamantly opposed. In Humankind: Justice Denied, airing Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2, listeners will learn about harsh public reaction when federal judges enforced slavery through fugitive slave laws and the Dred Scott ruling.

This radio documentary explains the details of such cases as, fugitive slave trial of Anthony Burns, a teenager born as a slave in Virginia and the famed Dred Scott case. Learn how the public became outraged with the injustice they witnessed and the lengths they went to stop the cruelty. Hear the whole amazing saga in a lengthy dialogue with Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor of history at Columbia University. Learn what stirred up abolitionist sentiment and harmed the legitimacy of the courts.



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