Cook Memorial Library, in collaboration with the Madison Library and the Madison Church will host a screening and discussion on the documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North online on Zoom, Monday, November 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In the 90-minute movie “Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine fellow descendants retrace the Triangle Trade from their old hometown in Rhode Island to slave forts in Ghana to sugar plantation ruins in Cuba. Step by step, they uncover the vast extent of Northern complicity in slavery and the legacy of that history in contemporary race relations.”
The introduction and discussion following will be led by Dain and Constance Perry, Dain being one of the family members in the movie. The Perrys have been leading discussions about the documentary for 11 years. Please join us online at 6:00 p.m. for a brief introduction followed by the 90-minute film. Feel free to watch the film over dinner. Then turn on your video and audio for the discussion, which will begin after the film, around 7:30 p.m.
Register in advance for this special Zoom screening and discussion: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElfuCqrjgoHtGd6sH99GhxPMmUfyAIk-UU