Screening and Discussion: Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North
Presented as a part of the series 400 Years of Inequality: Slavery, Race, and Our Unresolved History.
“What no one in my family realized was that the DeWolfs were the largest slave-trading family in US history… they brought over 10,000 Africans to the Americas in chains.” – Katrina Browne, Traces of the Trade
When filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in US history, she and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide. Browne, who testified in June at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations, will discuss issues of racism today following the screening.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
- General Admission $10
- Member Admission $5
In the feature documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, filmmaker Katrina Browne 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 powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide.
Katrina Browne, who testified in June 2019 at the House Judiciary Committee Hearing on reparations, has devoted her life to racial dialogue and healing since discovering at age 28 that her ancestors, the DeWolfs of Rhode Island, were the largest slave-trading family in US history.
Thanks to our funders
This series is made possible through the generous support of Joanne Witty and Eugene Keilin, Sylvia and Byron Lewis, Margaret Seiler and Hovey Brock, Alexandra Bowie and Daniel Richman, the Brooklyn Community Foundation, The Scherman Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, and donors to BHS’s Race and History Fund.
Thanks to our programming partners
BHS is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Community Foundation, Coming to the Table, Facing History and Ourselves, the New School’s 400 Years of Inequality initiative, the Social Science Research Council, and the Vera Institute of Justice.
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