This fall, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities will sponsor a series of screenings of Traces of the Trade around the state.

The discussion series, “Traces of the Trade: Massachusetts and the Economy of Slavery,” commemorates the bicentennial of the abolition of the slave trade. Each event will feature a screening of the new, 55-minute discussion version of the documentary, along with historical materials and discussion of the film’s themes as well as the significance of slavery to the Massachusetts economy and to our society today. The series is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The screenings will take place as follows:

  • Sat., Oct. 4, 2008 – Sheffield Historical Society, Sheffield, Mass.
  • Tues., Oct. 7, 2008 – Old South Meeting House, Boston, Mass.
  • Sat., Oct. 18, 2008 – Alternatives Unlimited, Inc., Whitinsville, Mass.
  • Sat., Nov. 8, 2008 – The House of the Seven Gables, Salem, Mass.
  • Thurs., Feb. 12, 2009 – New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Mass.

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