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Slavery by Another Name
Catherine Allan, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=TR-50123-10
Slavery by Another Name (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording) [show prizes]
Title: Slavery by Another Name
Writer: Sheila Curran Bernard
Director: Sam Pollard
Producer: Catherine Allan
Producer: Douglas A. Blackmon
Abstract: Slavery by Another Name challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the twentieth century. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today. To help fill this void, Slavery by Another Name seeks to educate, demystify, and to capture the forgotten voices in our country’s history so we can learn and move forward as a nation.