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Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that 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 20th century.

For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today.

Visit the Slavery by Another Name website for more videos and information.

Slavery by Another Name

  • Produced and directed by Sam Pollard
  • Executive Producer Catherine Allan
  • Co-Executive Producer Douglas A. Blackmon
  • Written by Sheila Curran Bernard
  • Edited by Jason Pollard
  • Original Score by Composer Michael Bacon
  • Narrated by Laurence Fishburne

Based on the book “Slavery by Another Name” by Douglas A. Blackmon.

Slavery by Another Name is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Two Dollars & A Dream, Inc.

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Slavery by Another Name is more than just a national primetime PBS documentary. Learn more about the education, engagement and web components here.

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