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From Texas Standard:

Two people can be in the same situation, but their perceptions of that situation can be very different. And that can affect their experience. Such is the case in a new novel where a woman born into slavery on a tobacco farm is taught to see herself not as a slave who is there because she is less-than human, but as a captive who deserves better, because there is royal blood in her background.

The book is “Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen,” by Austinite Sarah Bird. The novel is based on the true story of Cathy Williams, a slave who was freed after the Civil War and served as a buffalo soldier.

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On Fronteras:

  • Researchers are looking into how to raise awareness about rising rates of cancer in the Latino population (0:15).
  • Texas schools are teaching students about slavery, but the curriculum doesn’t reflect how it affected the course of U.S. history (12:04).
  • In 1968, high school students at San Antonio’s Edgewood High School walked out of class and changed how public schools were funded (15:02)


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Eighth graders at Great Hearts Monte Vista North charter school Wednesday were assigned homework that suggested there is a positive side to slavery.

The students were told to give a balanced view of the life of slaves by listing the pros and cons.

 


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On this episode of Texas Matters:

  • LGBTQ candidates on Texas ballots for the 2018 midterm elections.
  • Nazis on Texas college campuses (08:14).
  • Old Texas folk yales of Lincoln visiting slaves (19:03).


Slaves on the auction block in 2017 in North Africa. We’re joined by CNN reporters who helped expose it in Libya, and a New Yorker writer who’s also chronicled migrant exploitation.

This hour airs Thursday at 11 a.m. EST. 

Guests:

Nima Elbagir, senior international correspondent for CNN. (@NimaCNN)

Raja Razek, CNN journalist. (@rajarazek)

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