63. THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON
March 7, 1977
Slavery has just been abolished by the Civil War, but many, both white and black people are still sticking to their old ways. Solomon Henry is a black boy of eleven who decides that he is sick of being a Negro. He wants to be white and go to school. Solomon runs away, and starts living with the Ingalls family. He teaches the family about slavery and also teaches Laura not to take things for granted. Solomon ends up being proud of his family and goes back to work on his families farm.
Comment: Solomon mentions many interesting ideas to think about. Such as, if it was the late 1800’s, would you like to be black and live to 100, or white and live to be 50. Due to the language used in the episode, this episode is sometimes not aired.
Guest stars: Solomon is played by Todd Bridges.