Randolph-Macon College will present "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep
North" on October 1, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. in the SunTrust Theater,
Brock Commons (304 Henry Street).
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James DeWolf Perry, executive director of the Tracing Center, is a descendant of
the DeWolf family of New England, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history.
This documentary film follows 10 DeWolf cousins, including James, as they discover
their family history and retrace the Triangle Trade.
"Traces of the Trade" has been featured on PBS and was an official selection of
the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to appearing in the film, Perry served
as the film’s principal historical consultant, for which he was nominated for an
Emmy® Award. After the film, Perry will discuss the ways in which slavery impacts
our nation even today, share powerful new perspectives on the black/white and north/south
divides, and engage the audience’s questions.
This event is sponsored by the First-Year Experience
program, the Departments of Sociology/Anthropology
and Psychology, and
The Office of Student Life.
This event is free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served.
Doors will open at 6:45 p.m.