Slavery: Then & Now (1) – TRACES of the TRADE
August 23 is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition. This week we look into SLAVERY: Then & Now.
Today I bring you the documentary “Traces of the Trade”.
Traces of the Trade:
A Story from the Deep North
Descendants of the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history uncover the vast extent of northern complicity in slavery.First-time filmmaker Katrina Browne makes a troubling discovery – her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine fellow descendants set off to retrace the Triangle Trade: from their old hometown in Rhode Island to slave forts in Ghana to sugar plantation ruins in Cuba. Step by step, they uncover the vast extent of northern complicity in slavery while stumbling through the minefield of contemporary race relations.