Stars: Samuel L Jackson
Follow Samuel L Jackson on a powerful and personal journey as he sheds new light on 400 years of human trafficking, as millions of enslaved Africans were shipped to the Americas by Western European slave traders.
S1 E1: Cultures Left Behind
Samuel L. Jackson goes on a personal journey to the Benga tribe of Gabon, where he travels to meet his ancestors’ tribe for the first time. Jackson then goes further, recruiting divers from “Diving With a Purpose” to search for sunken slave ships.
S1 E2: Rationalization
Jackson recruits award-winning journalists, Simcha Jacobovici and Afua Hirsch, to go in the footsteps of the enslaved to investigate how people rationalized 400 years of trafficking and the murder of millions of people from African countries.
S1 E3: Follow The Money
The economics of the transatlantic slave trade are spotlighted, while searching for the sunken slave ship, “The Leusden,” in Suriname. Jackson, Jacobovici, and Hirsch piece together the economic motives that drove centuries of suffering.
S1 E4: New World Cultures
Much of the “New World’s” culture was born in the bowels of slave ships, where Africans from different countries and of different tribal origins interacted with each other and with the Europeans that trafficked in them.
S1 E5: Resistance
Find out how enslaved Africans resisted and sought freedom in Africa, in the U.S., and on the high seas
S1 E6: Abolition
Politics that brought the enslavement of people from African countries to an end are investigated, including a search for “The London,” a ship that re-enslaved freed Africans from St. Lucia and illegally trafficked them to England.
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