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Digging for Slaves: The Excavation of American Slave Sites

Between the 16th and the 19th centuries, some ten million Africans were kidnapped and transported as slaves to America. Now archaeologists are digging up American slave sites for the first time, unearthing the realities of slave life and discovering the contributions of enslaved Africans to American society. This program provides many fascinating and surprising details at excavations of 18th-century slave quarters on Middleburg Plantation near Charleston; at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, whose slave holdings seem so irreconcilable with his expressed views on human freedom; and at Colonial Williamsburg, which until recently neglected to show the lives of the slaves who made up over half the town’s population but where an entire slave quarters is now being accurately reconstructed. (50 minutes)


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Thomas Jefferson: The Pursuit of Liberty

He hoped to be remembered as the author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and as the founder of the University of Virginia. Today we celebrate Thomas Jefferson as the man who forged the American cre...(more details)
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Marcus Garvey: Toward Black Nationhood
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This documentary examines the career of the pioneer black nationalist; it ranges from his birthplace in Jamaica to the United States, Europe, and Africa. Garvey (1887-1940) captured the imagination of black Americans during the 1920s with his impassi...(more details)
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Flight to Freedom: The Underground Railroad
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Goree: Door of No Return
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Goree Island is where the slave ships anchored, cramming their holds with Africans to be shipped across the Atlantic to work the fields and tend their "owners" throughout the Western Hemisphere; Goree Island is where the enslaved Africans were held u...(more details)
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Black Sugar

His voice shaking with rage and bitterness, an old man sitting by the West African water's edge tells his grandson how fellow men and women were seized from their daily lives, uprooted from their native soil, herded like cattle into stinking ships, a...(more details)
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