Ethan Hawke on John Brown and white guilt

Excerpts from “The Shape-Shifter: The Protean Career of Ethan Hawke,” by John Lahr in The New Yorker (9/21/2020, pp.44-5) [behind the paywall].


“Black people didn’t need saving.
The affluent white communities were the ones living in sin.”

In 2013, James McBride, author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung, published The Good Lord Bird, the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade

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