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MEET ANTOINETTE HARRELL: THE SLAVERY DETECTIVE OF THE SOUTH (194 hits)



Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century. Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s—a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.

VICE's Akil Gibbons traveled to Louisiana to meet genealogist Antoinette Harrell, the “slavery detective of the South," who tracks down cases of modern-day slavery and abusive labor practices. They talk to a man whose family was held on a plantation against their will into the 1950s, and Antoinette explains how she uses decades-old records to uncover how slavery was perpetuated long after the Civil War ended.
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Sunday, April 1st 2018 at 5:56PM
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Thank You Sister Muhammad, I tool the time to learn so much by watching this personal history of life in the south. I highly recommend watching this one.


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