Although he was delivered from the manacles of slavery by the Emancipation Proclamation, Booker T. Washington knew that freedom was not free. In the Reconstruction-era South, he knew that in order to manage their freedom well and benefit from it fully, former slaves would have to undertake a lot of hard work. How does his experience compare to ours? One hundred fifty years later, is freedom free? Or does it still come at a cost? How can we manage and protect our freedom? And how does the study of the liberal arts help us do that? Listen as we discuss these questions and more!