P.O. Box 1062
Watertown, MA 02471
The mission of the Tracing Center is to create greater awareness of the vast extent of complicity in slavery and the transatlantic slave trade and to inspire acknowledgement, dialogue and active response to this history and its many legacies. The Center seeks to promote racial equity and reconciliation by educating citizens about racial privilege, structural inequality, their historical antecedents and the emotional baggage that frequently accompanies racial discourse.
The work of the Tracing Center grows out of the documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, in which Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine relatives retrace the Triangle Trade, exploring the ways in which slavery impacts our nation today and gaining powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide.
The Tracing Center conducts the following types of programs for institutions across the U.S. and abroad:
- Film screenings for higher education institutions and K-12 schools;
- Dialogues and trainings for students, faculty, staff, administrators;
- Workplace trainings, including corporate, non-profit, and government settings,
- Keynote addresses;
- Affinity group leadership training for anti-racism support groups;
- Screenings and trainings for clergy;
- Consultations with philanthropic organizations; and
- Leadership coaching for executives and leaders interested in deepening their understanding of privilege and how to lead on racial equity issues in any context.
The following information about its workshops was provided by the organization:
- Topics—Historical Role of the North and the Entire Nation in Slavery; How to
- Teach About Slavery and Race; Thinking About Privilege Today
- Frequency—as requested.
- Location(s)—at site of requesting organization.
Please see the website for additional information.
- Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery
- Creepy Places of New England: The DeWolf Family Cemetery
- Filmmaker Uncovers Her Family’s Shocking Slave-Trading History, Urges Americans to Explore Own Roots
- Traces of the Trade – Ideas for Reparations and Reconciliation – POV | PBS
- Katrina Browne Ms. Browne produced and directed the Emmy-nominated Traces of the Trade: A Story from…
- Faced and Traced Slavetrading in her Family History – Meet Katrina Browne
- SUNDANCE ’08 – Meet the Filmmaker: Katrina Browne
- Sermon: Interpreting for Our Time by Katrina Browne
- Examining Slavery & Racism: Traces of the Trade
- Traces of the Trade – Filmmaker Uncovers Her Family’s Shocking Slave Trading History
- Traces Of The Trade
- Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution: Charles Rappleye