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Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History

Friday, 11 January, 2:00pm, Perkins Library Rare Book Room
Limited parking has been reserved on the quad in front of the Chapel for this event

Author Tom DeWolf will discuss and sign his book, Inheriting the Trade, the story of  his experiences during the making of the documentary feature film Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, which will be screened in competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.  The film is a chronicle of the journey DeWolf and  nine other family members took into their family's slave-trading past. 

This event, which is free and open to everyone, is sponsored by Duke University's 2008 Martin Luther King Commemoration Committee in cooperation with the Duke University Libraries.  For other MLK commemoration events, go to http://mlk.duke.edu/.

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Posted 4 January 2008

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