Harvard and Slavery - Traces of the Trade

On Tuesday, April 17, the Harvard and Slavery Research Project will be screening the documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.  The film tells the story of filmmaker Katrina Browne's discovery that her New England ancestors—the DeWolfs—were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history.  Countering the notion that responsibility for slavery lies solely with the South, viewers will learn about this Rhode Island family as Browne and nine family members embark on a journey to Ghana and Cuba that brings them face-to-face with the history and legacy of the North's complicity in promoting and prolonging slavery.

The screening, which will be 56 minutes, will be followed by a conversation with: 
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and
Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard
Katrina Browne
Producer, Director, and Writer of Traces of the Trade
James DeWolf Perry
Executive Director of the Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery
Katherine Stevens
Co-author of Harvard and Slavery: Seeking a Forgotten History
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | 6:00 pm
Fong Auditorium | Boylston Hall | Harvard University