Freedom in Congo Square

Book review by Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media
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age 5+

Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.

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age 18+

Colonial Congo

It was AMAZING and very educational, however I could not watch with my two young sons It was extremely scary and violent. A true depiction of life at that time... my great great grandfather happened to share some of the same experience because he witnessed most of it. It's great seeing such representation in the media.

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Too much violence
age 10+

54 Title Codes are indispensable balance it out.

I am glad that there's information about enslavement and other. All or most of our elders that can tell us about this historical events are not living. And recently up to date there was a Caucasian women who reacted to black Americans having a barbecue in the park, because they were exercising their Congo Square Freedom to enjoy. Thanks to update I now have insight to how rough our ancestors had to undergo.

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For kids who love stories of African-American experience

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