“Slavery and the Making of America” is a must-see, must-own piece of history

Black History Month is winding down, but there’s one more PBS Distribution program that is a must-see, must-own DVD.  Slavery and the Making of America, produced by THIRTEEN/WNET New York, is a landmark series documenting the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies through the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction.  The program examines the integral role slavery played in shaping the new country’s development, challenging the long held notion that it was exclusively a Southern enterprise.

Through the remarkable stories of individual slaves, the program offers fresh perspectives on the slave experience and testifies to the active role that Africans and African Americans took in surviving their bondage and shaping their own lives.

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