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Traces of the Trade Film Premier

Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media and the Council on Foundations held a reception and screening of Traces of the Trade: A Story of the Deep North.  Producer/Director Katrina Browne tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Given the myth that the South is solely responsible for slavery, viewers will be surprised to learn that Browne’s ancestors were Northerners. The film follows Browne and nine fellow family members on a remarkable journey which brings them face-to-face with the history and legacy of New England’s hidden enterprise.  Following the screening, Harvard Law Professor, Charles Ogletree, and esteemed NewsHour journalist, Judy Woodruff, led a Socratic dialogue with a panel comprised of some of the greatest thinkers of our time.  The screening took place at the newly opened Newseum in Washington, DC.

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