Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North is our Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, produced and directed by Katrina Browne. The film features ten members of the DeWolf family of Bristol, R.I. and explores their family’s history of slave trading, as well as the legacy of slavery and slave trading in the northern United States.
Many of our programs feature the film, or selected clips from it, to illustrate program content or to spark lively dialogue on race and privilege. We also offer screenings of the film, in its short or long versions, and individuals from the film to serve as speakers or facilitators.
Here is the four-minute preview which aired on PBS to promote our national broadcast:
If the film interests you, you may want to see a list of our programming options, many of which which make use of the film, or a sample of our available speakers, or watch video of our speakers and events.