Watch ‘Ask a Slave’ for Some Comedy and Perspective on Colonial America
We all know that many Americans, especially Republicans do not really know very much about history (or economics, or science, or geography or … well …). Republicans do love call in shows though, and that may save them. Comic and actor Azie Mira Dungey who once worked at the Mount Vernon historical site as a historical re-enactor has created “Ask a Slave” which, she claims, is based on actual experiences and questions she was asked in her role as a colonial slave. Hopefully this will provide some perspective to those who romanticize that era and/or attempt to deify it’s leaders.
The first two episodes are below and you can go here to subscribe.