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TR-50123-10

Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. (St. Paul, MN 55101-1492)
Catherine M. Allan (Project Director: August 2009 to present)

Slavery by Another Name

Production of a multiplatform project that recounts how in the years following the Civil War new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in a brutal system of neo-slavery that would persist until the onset of World War II.

Twin Cities Public Television requests a production grant of $800,000 for a multi-platform initiative entitled Slavery by Another Name based upon the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Wall Street Journal reporter Douglas Blackmon. Slavery by Another Name recounts how in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in bondage, trapping them in a brutal system of neo-slavery that would persist until the onset of World War II. The project comprises a 90-minute primetime PBS documentary; an online initiative using Web 2.0 tools to foster discussion and gather user generated content; and educational outreach including curriculum for high schools, online teacher training workshops, and community-based discussion guides. In this way, Slavery by Another Name will illuminate and make more understandable a critical but under-recognized chapter of American history.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
America's Media Makers: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$600,000 (approved)
$600,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2010 – 6/30/2012