Slavery By Another Name
Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 11 p.m. on KPBS 2 / Monday, June 20 at 7 a.m. on KPBS 2 / On demand now with KPBS Passport!
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 narrates.
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Producer/director Sam Pollard. Executive produced by Catherine Allan. Edited by Jason Pollard. The original score is by composer Michael Bacon.