Documentary on the northern role in slave trade to be shown Wednesday 3/27

The Emmy-nominated documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story of the Deep North, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 in Jefferson 218. The film tells the story of nine descendants of Rhode Island’s James DeWolf, the nation’s leading slave trader, as they retrace the Triangle Trade and uncover both their family’s role in the slave trade and northern complicity in slavery and confront issues of race, privilege and reconciliation.

James DeWolf Perry, who participated in the family journey, and who was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as the film’s principal historical consultant, will lead a discussion after the screening.

The film is presented by the History Department and the Dean of the College.  The event is free and open to the public.