Rothman quote about HBO series ‘Confederate’

“As soon as the chance for real freedom presented itself, they [enslaved people] were on it. The policies of the federal government and things happening in the military were obviously crucial, but enslaved people were leading the way and putting the government in a situation where they had to respond. If you’re going to do this [drama], you need to demonstrate that enslaved people themselves were not waiting to be freed.”

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