• Watch PBS documentary “Slavery by Another Name” coming Monday, Feb. 13 to public television

    February 10, 2012

    Posted in: African American history, Douglas Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name

    The film, based on Douglas Blackmon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, will be broadcast at 9 p.m., Eastern Time and 8 p.m., Central. I was lucky enough to see a preview last night in Atlanta. Like the book, the documentary explores the long-suppressed history of the systematic re-enslavement of black men across the South by local governments and sheriffs in collusion with businesses and farmers. They used local laws, coercion and brutality to create a cheap forced labor pool for Southern businesses, lasting from the 1870s to the 1940s.

    More info on the film here.

    Buy the book here.

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