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Screening of TRACES OF THE TRADE: A Story from the Deep North
Southampton Arts Center
Southampton, NY
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Screening of TRACES OF THE TRADE: A Story from the Deep North
Presented with Southampton African American Museum

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 | 5 PM | $12 ($10 for Friends of SAC and SAAM)

Followed by a Conversation with Producer/Director Katrina Browne

A film by Katrina Browne with Co-Directors Alla Kovgan & Jude Ray, and Co-Producers Juanita Brown & Elizabeth Delude-Dix

(2008 | Documentary | 86 min.)

First-time filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Nine fellow descendants journey with Browne to retrace the steps of the Triangle
Trade. They gather in their old hometown of Bristol, Rhode Island; disturbing historic documents require a rethinking of American history as the 4th of July parade rolls by. They quickly learn that slavery was business
for more than the DeWolf familyit was a cornerstone, not just of Southern, but of Northern commercial life. They then travel to the slave forts in Ghana, where emotional encounters take place with African Americans on their own homecoming pilgrimages. They journey to Cuba, discovering the ruins of a DeWolf sugar plantation. At each stop, family members grapple with the contemporary legacy of slavery, not only for black Americans, but for themselves as white Americans. They face their love/hate relationship to Yankee culture and privilege, and wrestle with how to take public action given all that they now know. The issues they are confronted with dramatize questions that apply to the nation as a whole: How do we truly come to terms with the history of slavery and all the harms that remain? How does Northern complicity change the equation? What would repair  spiritual and material  really look like and what would it take?

A far-reaching personal documentary exploration of the slave trade The implications of the film are devastating.  The N.Y. Times

"Traces of the Trade will help those of us who are custodians of history, translators of history, to bring a central, but buried chapter in our American story powerfully to the foreall while penetrating right to the heart. I cant recommend the film enough." - Lonnie Bunch, Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution


The Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) began in 2005 under the name The East End African American Museum and Center for Excellence.  From 2005 to present it has functioned as a virtual museum hosting events, notably the Annual Southampton African American Film Festival.

SAAM is located at 245 North Sea Road in Southampton, NY.  Affectionally called The Barbershop," it was a local gathering place for area African Americans from the 1940s until its closing.  In 2010, the Village Historic Preservation Board designated it as the first African American historic landmark in the Village of Southampton, New York.



Southampton Arts Center (View)
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
United States


Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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