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African American Lives 2 -- Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
In Search of Our Roots -- Buy the companion book now from ShopPBS

ANALYZING THE EVIDENCE: Getting Paid

After the Civil War, many slave owners entered into employment agreements with their former slaves, who were called freedmen.





Major corporate funding for African American Lives 2 and its outreach initiatives is provided by The Coca-Cola Company and Johnson & Johnson. Additional corporate funding is provided by Buick.
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