A Must See: Slavery By Another Name

AFRICANGLOBE Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation.

The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality.

It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of their captors. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.

For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today.

  • Read the book and saw the documentary both were goods. Real eye opener “Souls of Black folks” covers some what the books goes into.

  • Could you get us something new.

  • Good book….a must read!

  • Everyone should watch this documentary!

  • Shockingly powerful video! I saw on PBS.


  • I was just gonna recommend this to a friend today! Thanks for saving me the time looking it up!

  • THIS IS A MUST SEE !!! A microcosm of a present day Macrocosm. This is Americas jurisprudence and judicial systems history.

  • Unbelievable!

  • Just watched it with my wife 🙂

  • Another case for Reparations….Support H.R. 40 acres.

  • I watched this and it pained my heart. We are still living under black codes and this is one of the reason we have foreigners running business’s and getting rich off us it’s not by accident!

  • Informative documentary.

  • Dammit!

  • After Lincoln’s farcical Emancipation Proclamation, the white created new ways to keep blacks enslaved, even though slavery was ending…..Jim Crow Laws, the Grandfather Clauses, to even usurping freedom with false mass incarceration for trumped up offenses, and putting blacks into the position of being unprotected sharecroppers.

  • I know slavery has never gone away. White supremacy just has clever ways of disquising it. So more black people need wake up and start matching away from the shops we are spending our money and start buying from black businesses. Also invest in each other, so that we can build more black businesses!!!

  • I read this book the summer of 2012!

  • I saw this.. It was very good.

  • I don’t feel guilty. I’m 1/8 creole and my two best friends are black. My goddaughter is half black. It’s not pushing my buttons. It’s just offensive to me and my family. We are not in the valley. Look at the name on the original post. AFRICANglobe.net. Look at the other ppl who commented. This is not the place for those kinds of comments and you’re not a shock jock or a comedian, so keep it to yourself.

  • Ha ha like pushing your button because you white people feel guilty and are exploited by blacks with the race card. Me I’m Mexican American and whites own me as much as you own black Where my money.

  • George. You don’t even know any black ppl. Plz stop chiming in with ur racist remarks on things I comment on. I don’t need the whole world to know I’m related to a racist.

  • who cares they already being pay for that, and now they live for free on Tax Payer moneys.

  • who cares they already being pay for that, and now they live for free on Tax Payer moneys.

  • While peonage is no longer the problem, our justice system is still built on those foundations. We have more prisoners than any other country, mostly minorities. What scares me is that they have found a way to single out groups and systematically strip them of their rights (vote, etc.) through malicious prosecution and targeted legislation. Privatized prison companies are making billions and write new legislation like SB 77 in AZ to increase prison populations, and in turn their profits at taxpayer expense.

  • I agree a must see. It is the history that has been white washed out of our history books. Slavery has been reduced to one paragraph and black history is not mentioned again until civil rights. Latino Americans and the African Americans: many rivers to cross, both on PBS are also very eye opening in telling the other half of US history that ppl don’t want us to know.

  • I saw this a couple of months back and was highly disgusted!

  • Terrible nonsense. Blacks are incarcerated because they commit more crimes.

  • yea i saw this n was sicken because its the truth

  • Watch this yesterday! Every person should see this. I wish more black would understand how this country created the prison system to enslave us again. Please stop participating in this system. Fight back and let’s make much harder for them to incarcerate us.

  • Please Watch As A Family, Group Session, Etc.

  • True history…….a must see for anyone interested in truth.

  • This explains away much of the equal opportunities that priviledged people assumed we had.There was Never a level playing field for us. Even today, I still feel a sense of the negative agenda imposed on blacks to keep their numbers managable by the controlling elite who are those who made their money off the backs and hard times of Black people. It seems like you do whatever it takes to accumulated wealth only then to use its power to stay on top…….