Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Slavery By Another Name

Notwithstanding the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery did not end in the south until well into the 20th century.  A host of laws were enacted following the Civil War which ensured the forced labor of black men in mines, fields, and factories.  Now available online, this just-released PBS documentary examines the nature and consequences of the wholesale enslavement of southern blacks through the criminal justice system.  The video website also offers a collection of visual history interviews produced by StoryCorps.

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