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  “Ten of us, five women and five men, who range from siblings to seventh cousins, many of whom had never met before, responded to an invitation to retrace the steps of our ancestors, confront the legacy of slavery in the United States, and make a documentary movie. It became a summer like none I'd ever experienced, and will never forget.”

Inheriting the Trade


The photographs are divided up into several groups; just click on a link to see the photographs for that section:

Photographs of the family

Photographs from Bristol, R.I.

Photographs from Ghana

Photographs from Cuba

Artwork by Elizabeth Sturges-Llerena




      Inheriting the Trade, by Thomas Norman DeWolf, is published by Beacon Press. Copyright 2007.