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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7

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Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 22, 2013
    70
    Although the subject is epic, the approach is intimate, even informal.
  2. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    Oct 21, 2013
    80
    Inspiring stories of brave men, women and children introduce us to Harry Washington, one of George Washington’s slaves, who ran away from Mount Vernon and joined the British Army; to the first sit-in (a refusal to worship from the “black pews”) at a Philadelphia church in 1786; and to Mound Bayou, Miss., an all-black town founded proudly by former slaves. But we’re left wishing there were time to learn more.
  3. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Oct 21, 2013
    80
    This ambitious undertaking sticks to over-arching themes through the chronology.