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October 6, 2017 11:29 PM   Subscribe

The Legendary Roots Crew Presents: "I Am Slave" (SLYT). Slavery history meets Schoolhouse Rock. From an episode of black-ish.
posted by josephtate (8 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
That was good!
posted by shoesietart at 3:44 AM on October 7, 2017

That was jaw droppingly excellent.
posted by Nanukthedog at 5:06 AM on October 7, 2017

Awesome. I would welcome follow-ups on Reconstruction, post-Reconstruction, Jim Crow and the 50s-60s era Civil Rights movement.
posted by hwestiii at 6:24 AM on October 7, 2017 [2 favorites]

Re: Schoolhouse Rock. For any youngsters who didn’t realize, this the melody and basic animation style from I’m Just a Bill, which everyone who watched American Saturday morning cartoons in the 70s has memorized.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:34 AM on October 7, 2017 [2 favorites]

Fanfare thread for the black-ish episode

Other musical numbers from the episode:
*We Built This
posted by oh yeah! at 6:36 AM on October 7, 2017 [7 favorites]

That entire musical episode is fantastic - recommended watching for everyone!
posted by bizzyb at 6:37 AM on October 7, 2017

Black-ish has been pretty much solid for its entire run. The writing, acting, everything. Do yourself a favour and give it a watch. It's well worth your time.
posted by Fizz at 7:50 AM on October 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

And if someone wanted to put together a megapost of Schoolhouse Rock parodies/homages/etc., that'd be lovely. Here, I'll get you started: Simpsons, SNL, Kimmel, Bojack Horseman.
posted by box at 8:00 AM on October 7, 2017 [4 favorites]

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