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Video Excerpt: Touring the Cape Coast of Ghana

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In this excerpt from Traces of the Trade, filmmaker Katrina Browne and members of her family — descendants of slave traders — travel to Cape Coast, Ghana to visit a place where captured Africans were brought and held before being sold as slaves. At the forts they met with Kofi Anyidoho, a revered Ghanaian poet, who leads them through the process of what it was like to become a slave.

For another perspective on the trip to Ghana, read through Chapter 9 of Inheriting the Trade, Tom DeWolf's powerful and disarmingly honest memoir of the journey.

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I was shocked again when I realized that instead of being the exception, the DeWolfe family was just the tip of the iceberg of the vast complicity to slavery in New England.”

— Katrina Browne

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