Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

 

From March through August 2021, the Outreach Programme, together with the International Decade for People of African Descent, and with the support of Fremantle/ and Associated Producers Ltd./Cornelia Street Productions, hosts screenings and discussions of the six-part series Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

 

Online Discussion of Enslaved:  Episode 1: “Cultures Left Behind”

Wednesday 24 March 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This discussion examines the series and the first episode, “Cultures left behind”. Panellists include: Simcha Jacobovici, series director;Afua Hirsch, journalist and documentary maker; and Kramer Wimberly, Lead Diver, Diving With A Purpose. 

 

 

Online Discussion of Enslaved: Episode 2: “Rationalization”

28 April 12:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. EDT

This episode examines how the brutal transatlantic slave trade was rationalized and justified. Panellists include Simcha Jacobovici, series director; Kramer Wimberley, Lead Diver, Diving With A Purpose; and Wilhelmina Donkoh, a professor of history at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. 

 

 

Online Discussion of Enslaved: “Episode 3 – “Follow the Money”

26 May, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT

This episode examines the economics of the slave trade. Panellists include: Ric Bienstock, series producer; James Walvin, Professor Emeritus of History, University of York; Leo Balai, historian; and Kramer Wimberley, Lead Diver, Diving with a Purpose. 

 

Online discussion of Enslaved: “Episode 4: New World Cultures”

11 June, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This episode reveals how those enslaved have impacted our global culture – from mathematical fractals, to food, to music. Panellists include: Kramer Wimberley, Lead Diver, Diving with a Purpose; Joe’l Billingsley, Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Development at University of South Alabama; Ron Eglash, Professor of information at University of Michigan; Maria Suarez Toro, academic and coordinator of the Community Center Diving Ambassadors of the South Caribbean Sea; Marianita Harvey Chavarria, head of the project El Mar y sus Beneficios at the University of Costa Rica and Kevin Rodriguez Brown, youth diver. 

 

Online discussion of Enslaved: “Episode 5: Resistance".

29 July, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This episode explores how Africans resisted enslavement and risked their lives to help each other escape. The episode includes an examination of the Underground Railroad.

Panelists include: Peter Flegel, Executive Director of the Department of Canadian Heritage; Yarin Niski, Executive Director of the Enslaved series; Simcha Jacobovici, Enslaved series director; Saladin Allah, a descendant of a survivor who found freedom in Canada; Wilhelmina Donkoh, a professor of history at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; John Polasek, an expert on sunken slave ships in the Great Lakes; Reverend Kelley, Vicar of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ohio City; and Kramer Wimberley, lead dive instructor with Diving With A Purpose.

 

 

Online discussion of Enslaved: “Episode 6: Abolition”

26 August, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This episode explores the circumstances that brought the transatlantic slave trade to an end.

Panelists include: Ric Bienstock, Executive Producer of the Enslaved series; Christopher Bonner, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park; Michael Moore, founding president and CEO of the International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina; Kramer Wimberley, lead dive instructor with Diving With A Purpose; and Alannah Vellacott, marine ecologist and diver with Diving With A Purpose.