Slavery By Another Name

Explore the little-known story of the labor practices and laws that effectively created a new form of slavery in the South that persisted into

  • Fred Vigeant
Watch Slavery By Another Name Wednesday December 1 at 9:30pm on WITF. You can stream WITF TV live on our website and through the PBS Video app on Roku, Apple TV and iPhone and Android smartphones.

A Sundance Film Festival selection for 2012, this documentary based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Wall Street Journal senior writer Douglas A. Blackmon.

He 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 (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” Thurgood) narrates.

Watch Slavery By Another Name Wednesday December 1 at 9:30pm (with a repeat Sunday December 12 at 11:30pm) on WITF. The program is avialable for on-demand viewing through the PBS Video app.

 

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Up Next
Programs

Joe Bonamassa’s British Blues Explosion