The Reckoning: Facing the Legacy of Slavery in America

Episode Two: Sold Down the River

September 29, 2020

Kentucky was an important hub of America’s internal slave trade, with fortunes made by slave traders and those who invested in enslaved people as commodities. We hear from members of a white family that descend from a Louisville slave trader and learn how integral slavery was to their wealth and to the economy of the state of Kentucky.

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