Award Winning Film on Slave Trading in the Deep North

Rescheduled due to weather:  Film and Workshop now scheduled for Saturday • January 28 • 9:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. • Fellowship Hall


Award-winning film on slave trading in the Deep North


Shepherdstown - In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church is hosting a screening of the award winning film Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North (PBS: 2008). The film will be followed by a dialogue/workshop led by film maker Katrina Browne. This documentary follows Browne and nine cousins on a journey retracing the Triangle Trade to grapple with the discovery that their ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history.


Ms. Browne will be helping us to reflect and speak with each other about matters of racial understanding, equity and healing. We will be exploring not only the structural, but the psychological legacies of slavery that help perpetuate the black/white divide. Please bring your honest concerns, stories and stumbling blocks.


The event is free but space is limited; Contact: or 304-876-6466 to register.





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