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Freedom Films: ‘Traces of the Trade’

By

Roger Moreano

February 18, 2020

Join us as Carthage continues its recognition of Black History Month. Come watch the documentary “Traces of the Trade” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Campbell Student Union auditorium.

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.

The issues the DeWolf descendants are confronted with dramatize questions that apply to the nation as a whole: What, concretely, is the legacy of slavery — for diverse whites, for diverse blacks, for diverse others? Who owes who what for the sins of the fathers of this country? What history do we inherit as individuals and as citizens? How does Northern complicity change the equation? What would repair — spiritual and material — really look like and what would it take?

Discussion will follow the film, facilitated by Roger Moreano, assistant dean of students and student affairs director of equity and inclusion.

This event is free!

View the trailer for the film

SPONSORING DEPARTMENT, OFFICE, OR ORGANIZATION:

Student Affairs Office of Equity and Inclusion

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Roger Moreano, rmoreano@carthage.edu