After we journey to North Carolina with Satterfield to fulfill cultural preservationist Gabrielle Etienne and turn into enamored of her neighborhood backyard and dedication to each meals accessibility and intergenerational connection, we’re instructed that the federal government is coming for not solely her farm, however her household’s houses, beneath the guise of “eminent area.” (Their properties stand the place a proposed freeway growth is to happen.)
After we discover the world of the Black rodeo in Texas, we be taught not simply how erased they have been from standard tradition, however that the phrase “cowboy” itself has ties to slavery.
Throughout its 4 hours, Excessive on the Hog is stuffed with moments like these, items of previous and current that fill in an American historical past that all of us should know, however do not. (Wait till you hear in regards to the origins of catering. It’s going to blow your thoughts, but additionally make excellent sense.) And whereas it is a disgrace that, within the yr 2021, a Netflix docuseries is the place most individuals will be taught this stuff for the primary time, there’s some solace to be taken within the tender and considerate means during which these tales are lastly being instructed.