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Black History Month: ‘Slavery by Another Name’


Video: “Slavery by Another Name”

American schools teach students that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. A PBS documentary explores the forced labor by newly freed black slaves between the Civil War and World War II.

“Slavery by Another Name,” based on the book by the same title, tells the story of the South through research into documents and interviews with scholars. The 90-minute film also features interviews with descendants of victims of forced labor.

Filming took place in Birmingham and Atlanta. It first aired on PBS in February 2012, a month after screening at Sundance.

Author Douglas A. Blackmon won the Pulitzer Prize for his book [Amazon aff. link] in 2009. Birmingham and Shelby County are featured prominently as centers for virtual re-enslavement of black citizens.

“Slavery by Another Name”

2 Yips for “Black History Month: ‘Slavery by Another Name’”

  1. chris davis
    Thursday, February 28, 2013, 12:19 pm

    i watched it last year. great documentary. i recommend it too.


  2. Wade Kwon
    Thursday, February 28, 2013, 3:10 pm

    Excellent. I watched it this year, and am now reading through the book.

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