Examining Slavery & Racism: Traces of the Trade


Feb 8, 2010

s part of a School of Public Affairs effort to explore social justice issues and their relevance to students future careers, some 170 students, faculty, and community members recently viewed “Traces of the Trace” and engaged in a lively discussion about the legacy of slavery and racism in the U.S.

Hosted by Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, participants gathered on Jan. 19 in the screening room of the Acosta Training Complex to see an abridged version of the documentary film, Traces of the Trade.

About Traces of the Trade:

The Emmy-nominated documentary “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” takes filmmaker Katrina Browne as she discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain a powerful new perspective on racial divides and white privilege.

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