Traces Of The Trade: A Story From The Deep North

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Join us for a special screening of Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, as we mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with a public program exploring our nation's racial progress and the work that remains to be done.

In Traces of the Trade, Producer/Director Katrina Browne tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Given the myth that the South is solely responsible for slavery, viewers will be surprised to learn that Brownes ancestors were Northerners. The film follows Browne and nine fellow family members on a remarkable journey which brings them face-to-face with the history and legacy of New Englands hidden enterprise. This special screening will be followed up with a panel discussion held at the Worcester Historical Museum on Thursday, October 17.

Sponsored by: Mass Humanities, the Tracing Center, Worcester Public Library, Worcester Historical Museum, John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission