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Slavery by Another Name

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 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality.

Slavery by Another Name with Haitian-Creole Subtitles

1h 26m

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.

Episodes

  • Slavery by Another Name with Haitian-Creole Subtitles: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Slavery by Another Name with Haitian-Creole Subtitles

    S1 E4 - 1h 26m

    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.

  • Slavery by Another Name with Portuguese Subtitles: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Slavery by Another Name with Portuguese Subtitles

    S1 E3 - 1h 26m

    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.

  • The Bricks We Stand On: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Bricks We Stand On

    S1 E3 - 17m 55s

    In this 20 minute extra, Douglas A. Blackmon takes us to Atlanta for a look to explore the history of the city and learn about how the project evolved. The author also visits with descendents of historical characters featured in his book and the film who discuss the importance of coming to grips with challenging history.

  • Slavery by Another Name with Spanish Subtitles: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Slavery by Another Name with Spanish Subtitles

    S1 E2 - 1h 26m

    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.

  • Slavery by Another Name: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Slavery by Another Name

    S1 E1 - 1h 24m

    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.

Extras + Features

  • Slavery by Another Name - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Slavery by Another Name - Preview

    S1 E1 - 30s

    Explore the little-known story of the labor practices and laws that effectively created a new form of slavery in the South that persisted into the 20th century. Laurence Fishburne narrates.

  • An Unlikely Response: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    An Unlikely Response

    S1 - 7m 10s

    "The article generated a response unlike anything else. Altogether, millions of mostly obscure entries in the public record offer details of a forced labor system of monotonous enormity."

  • Reflections on a Family's Migration: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Reflections on a Family's Migration

    S1 -

    Descendant Sharon Malone reflects on the Great Migration and how the daily indignities led people to leave in addition to the violence.

  • Separate but Equal: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Separate but Equal

    S1 -

    Douglas A. Blackmon describes the crushing effects of Plessy v. Ferguson and its message that the fiction of equality would be upheld by government.

  • Reflections on Growing Up: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Reflections on Growing Up

    S1 -

    Douglas A. Blackmon's son Michael asks what got him interested in this topic and why he wrote "Slavery by Another Name" in a StoryCorps interview.

  • Reflections on Ancestors: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Reflections on Ancestors

    S1 -

    Descendant Emily Zeanah shares her reaction to learning her ancestor had held slaves and been involved in convict leasing.

  • False Charges: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    False Charges

    S1 - 1m 29s

    Historian Pete Daniel explains how the legal system perpetuated compulsion.

  • Big Business: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Big Business

    S1 - 1m 23s

    “Instead of slave owners, the men who now controlled squad and simultaneously to feed them as little as they could get away with...”

Schedule

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