Mr. Parker Taking Solomon Home

’12 Years a Slave’: More Than a Film

“All men are created equal,” except where some people decide — they are not.

For those enslaved by ruthless capturers, the situation appears hopeless. 
The victims look up from the bottomless pit and pray for a glimmer of light. Maybe they will find help, or maybe that day will never come.
 Maybe they stopped praying, or maybe they stopped believing and just gave up.

None of us want to think of such suffering. I know I don’t. But I must remember that I am free, that I am a lucky man and that I am fortunate for many reasons. And for the one I am about to share, I am deeply thankful. Read more