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BPPFF10: Slavery by Another Name

  • Maysles Cinema 343 Lenox Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)
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Presented by the NY Black Panther Party Commemoration Committee

Dedicated to #10 of Black Panther Party 10 Point Program
We Want Land, Bread, Housing, Education, Clothing, Justice And Peace.

Slavery by Another Name
Samuel D. Pollard, 2012, 90 min


Slavery by Another Name challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.

For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today.

Preceded by My First Born (live performance)
My First Born is an intimate collection of performance art, chronicling in 3 acts, the life of Ksisay Sadiki, daughter of black panthers and a current political prisoner.

Later Event: October 6
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