Traces of the Trade was created to act as a catalyst for heart-to-heart dialogue, education and action. However, we realize that this kind of dialogue is not altogether common and is often difficult. The materials you will find on this page and those we created in partnership with P.O.V. are designed to help you in that process of hosting honest conversations, creating engaging educational experiences, and to prepare your discussion group or classroom to take some form of action together. We urge you to please review these materials as they provide more than just good guiding questions and tips for facilitation. They provide insight into the complicated context that might shape your discussions. They add more information on history, and help you connect your conversations to today. We also encourage you to visit our Get Involved page, for suggestions on what you can do in your own family or community to contribute to change.
|“This is more than one family’s painful reckoning. This is the nation’s story—one that strips away the North’s heroic mantle by revealing a broad pattern of Northern complicity in the slave trade.” — Cecelia Goodnow, Seattle Post-Intelligencer|