‘Harriet’ redefines history most of us learned about slavery

‘Harriet’ director knows you don’t want to see another slave film
Focus Features via CNN

“Harriet” is a unique Hollywood offering that avoids the common pitfalls of blockbuster films about American slavery. Co-written and directed by a black woman, the film sidesteps the prevailing white savior trope and effectively presents what scholar Saidiya Hartman