Lessons of the Hour, The Guardian review

July 8, 2019

As Lessons of the Hour premieres at Metro Pictures in New York, The Guardian presents a piece by Nadja Sayej which highlights the role of Douglass’s first wife Anna Murray and his second wife, the white suffragist Helen Pitts, and offers a glimpse on Isaac Julien's creative process. 


“He’s someone who is an incredibly important figure in American culture, a global icon,” said Julien. “His work in abolitionism is so crucial in understanding where we are today; it helped me look at America differently and also, British history – Britain was deeply implicated in the slave trade, in a way, uncovering his work is something we need to be doing today".

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