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Extras To Learn More About 'Slavery By Another Name'

Tonight is the much-anticipated premiere of the tpt National Production Slavery By Another Name. The film will air tonight at 8 p.m. on tpt 2 and on PBS stations across the nation.

This 90-minute documentary 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.

Along with the film are many extra resources to learn more and continue the discussion. Click on the links below for more associated with Slavery By Another Name.

Explore the Map and Timeline of Slavery in America

About The Film

Slavery by Another Name Photo Galleries

Watch a 9-minute preview of the film:

Watch The Making of SLAVERY on PBS. See more from Slavery by Another Name.

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