Bringing the Prairie to the Hood
I'm excited to write an article for Christ and Pop Culture on the "anomaly" of watching Little House on the Prairie in Southeast Washington DC. A paragraph is below and the full article is HERE. Hope you enjoy and thanks for reading!
I live in Southeast Washington, D.C., where the population is 94% black. Watching Little House in “the hood” is a bit of an anomaly. In fact, with the exception of my husband and three others, I can’t name another black person who would be excited to watch the show. One friend told me that she would watch only if forced. People in our D.C. church laugh when we speak of our love for the program–they assume it’s a joke. Their looks become a mixture of surprise and amusement when we persist in our praise of the series.