NWN Video: 'Emancipation' Movie Based on True Story of Escaped Slave Dubbed 'Whipped Peter'

Dec 5, 2022
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In this video version of “News With Nicola,” religion reporter and host Nicola A. Menzie looks at Will Smith’s new movie “Emancipation.” The film is inspired by the true story of “Whipped Peter,” an escaped slave with a scarred back who gave us one of the most notorious images reflecting the cruelty of slavery. Nicola takes a look at his story, and how …

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