In the Press

For a compilation of critical acclaim for the film, please click here.

The Slave Trade: A US Family Legacy,” in the Royal Gazette (Bermuda), October 12, 2010.

Seeking Justice, Racial Reconciliation: ‘Repairing the Breach’ Begins This Month” and “Interview with the Perrys,” in the Highland Episcopalian (Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina) (spring 2010).

Examining the Legacy of Slavery and Racism,” in UCLA School of Public Affairs News, January 25, 2010.

BIFF Names 2009 Festival Award Winners,” in The Bahamas Weekly, December 14, 2009.

St. Louis Beacon conducts video interview with audience members at screening of Traces of the Trade with Katrina Browne in St. Louis, Missouri, Sept. 18, 2009. Part of their “Race, Frankly” series.

Commentary: Slavery needs more than an apology,” by Katrina Browne on, August 19, 2009.

Obama on Slavery” ‘Capacity for Cruelty Still Exists,’” on, July 17, 2009.

Traces of the Trade nominated for News and Documentary Emmy Award by National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, July 14, 2009.

Radio interview with Katrina Browne on Tell Me More with Michel Martin, June 24, 2009.

Film on slave trade stirs emotions,” in the Battle Creek Enquirer, Jan. 27, 2009.

Confronting the past; The legacy of racism takes root in one family’s personal discovery of the slave trade,” in The Daily News of Newburyport, Jan. 8, 2009.

Valley Mills Linked to Slavery,” in Worcester Telegram & Gazette News, Oct. 20, 2008.

Rhode Island Festival Commemorates End of Slave Trade,” a radio interview with Katrina Browne, Professor James Campbell, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Executive Director Mary-Kim Arnold, and Reverend Jeffery A. Williams on Tell Me More with Michel Martin, Oct. 7, 2008.

Episcopal Church to repent its role in slave trade,” in Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 3, 2008.

Traces of the Trade and Philanthropy,” at PhilanTopic, Aug. 19-20, 2008.

Lutherans Reflect on God’s Mission in the World,” in Worldwide Faith News, July 29, 2008.

Radio interview with Katrina Browne and Juanita Brown on Tell Me More with Michel Martin, July 29, 2008.

Video interview with Katrina Browne, Tom DeWolf and Juanita Brown on The Early Show with CBS Anchor Harry Smith, July 14, 2008.

The Mirrors of History,” in Sojourners Magazine, July 2008.

Radio interview with Katrina Browne on WRNI (Rhode Island), July 3, 2008.

A Family Discovers Its History of Shackles and Shame,” in the Washington Post, June 28, 2008.

A Family Confronts Its Slave-Trading Past,” in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 24, 2008.

Radio interview with Katrina Browne on the Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC New York), June 23, 2008.

Video interview with Katrina Browne on GRITtv with Laura Flanders, June 23, 2008.

Secret History,” interview with Katrina Browne in the Boston Globe Magazine, June 22, 2008.

Radio interview with Katrina Browne on Sunday Journal with Hal Clark (WYLD New Orleans), June 22, 2008.

Special preview of the national broadcast premiere of Traces of the Trade on Bill Moyers Journal, June 20, 2008.

Family’s Slave-Trading Roots Raise Emotional, Disturbing Questions,” in the Denver Post, June 20, 2008.

PBS Time Machine Takes Us Back in Our Family, Congregation, Community” at David Crumm’s, June 16, 2008.

Courage to Bear Witness to Man’s Infinite Cruelties” in The New York Times, June 13, 2008.

UUA Seeks Reconciliation for Historical Wrongs” in UU World (quarterly publication of the Unitarian Universalist Association), June 9, 2008.

Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane,” interview on NPR affiliate WHYY in Philadelphia, Apr. 24, 2008.

Slavers in the Family: How Philly native Katrina Browne confronted her ties to American’s original sin, and why the nation should follow her lead” in the Philadelphia City Paper, Apr. 2, 2008.

The New Abolitionists,” radio interview on nationally syndicated NPR show, “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” March 30, 2008.

Tracing Slavery’s Past” in The Nation, March 14, 2008.

Special Feature: Following Traces of the Trade” by U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Jr. in Washington Life Magazine, March 2008.

Traces of the Trade: An interview with filmmaker Katrina Browne” in Mass Humanities (the newsletter of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities), Spring 2008

Slave Traders in the Family,” radio interview on nationally syndicated NPR show, “The Story” with Dick Gordon, Feb. 8. 2008

Family Confronts the North’s Slave-Trading Past” in the Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 31, 2008

Traces of the Trade Premieres at Sundance, Gets Bought by PBS” in Episcopal Life, Jan. 25, 2008.

Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North; Bottom Line: An honest, painful and important doc about one family’s confrontation with its legacy as slave traders” in the Hollywood Reporter, Jan. 23, 2008

Video review of Traces of the Trade by Hollywood Reporter critic Kirk Honeycutt, Jan. 23, 2008..

American Heroes and Zeroes at Sundance ’08” in the Village Voice, Jan. 22, 2008

Slavery’s Legacy” in Arizona Daily Star, Jan. 20, 2008.

Family Wrestles Slave-Trade Past” in Denver Post, Jan. 15, 2008.

Bristol’s Ties to Slavery Featured” in the Providence Journal, Nov. 8, 2007

Buried History: Filmmaker Sparks Fresh Dialogue about RI’s Slave-Trading Past” in the Providence Phoenix, Nov. 7, 2007

Shaking the Family Tree: Filmmaker Explores her Family’s Role in the Slave Trade” in the Providence Journal, Nov. 3, 2007

A Family Confronts Its History: Descendants of Slavers Dig Into Legacy of Shame” in the Hartford Courant, July 5, 2006.

Confessing Past Betrayal: Church Apologizes for Slavery and Segregation, Seeks Paths to Healing” in Episcopal Life, July 2006

Film Traces Role of Church, New England in Slave Trade” [PDF] in Episcopal News Service, Convention Daily, June 17, 2006

Associated Press story, in the Washington Post and dozens of papers nation-wide, June, 2006.

Documenting Ugly History: Film Describes Northern Family’s Role in Promoting and Profiting from Slavery” in Episcopal Life, June 2006.

The Unrighteous Traffic” in The Providence Journal, March 17, 2006.

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Katrina Browne at Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, where her ancestors purchased captured Africans
Photo: Elly Hale

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