12 films that dared to tackle slavery

Sat., Dec. 29, 2012 8:26 AM EDT
by Ruthie Hawkins

With the recent success of Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Django Unchained, we want to pay homage to other great movies who in their time, dared to tackle slavery. While Django Unchained showcased a more modern slave narrative mixed with Western bravado, filled with raw, bloody gunfights; n-word dropping; and possibly one of the best hip-hop soundtracks of film this year, the following films got down to the nitty gritty well before Tarantino’s time. – ruthie hawkins

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