Film Screening: Traces of the Trade
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fairfield
St. Paul's Rectory (690 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT)
On this MLK Jr. Day, Rev'd Curtis Farr invites you to the rectory (690 Old Post Road) to view and discuss Traces of the Trade. About the film: Katrina Browne makes a troubling discovery — her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine fellow descendants set off to retrace the Triangle Trade: from their old hometown in Rhode Island to slave forts in Ghana to sugar plantation ruins in Cuba. Step by step, they uncover the vast extent of Northern complicity in slavery while also stumbling through the minefield of contemporary race relations.