Traces of the Trade

May 5, 2008

While she was a student at Pacific School of Religion, Katrina Browne (MA 1997) discovered that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, bringing more than 10,000 Africans to the Americas in chains. She and nine fellow descendants uncovered the extent of Northern complicity in slavery, a story she tells in her film, “Traces of the Trade,” which was an official selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.