Be Sure to Watch! "Slavery By Another Name"
Posted on 13 Feb 2012
A Sundance Film Festival selection for 2012, this new documentary based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Wall Street Journal senior writer Douglas A. Blackmon, explores the little-known story of the post-Emancipation era and the labor practices and laws that effectively created a new form of slavery in the South that persisted well into the 20th century. Blackmon examines the concept of neoslavery, which sentenced African-Americans to forced labor for violating an array of laws that criminalized their everyday behavior. Actor Laurence Fishburne (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Thurgood) narrates.
Be sure to watch! "Slavery By Another Name" Monday, February 13, at 8 p.m.
This program is part of PBS Black History Month 2012
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