Slavery and the Making of America on PBS

Coming to PBS on Feb. 9 and Feb 16 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. is the four-part series “Slavery and the Making of America,” produced by Dante James and narrated by Morgan Freeman. James has produced many award-wining films, among them biographies of Marian Anderson and A. Philip Randolph. He worked with the late filmmaker Henry Hampton at Blackside and was the executive producer of Hampton’s last series, “This Far By Faith: African American Spiritual Journeys.”

“Slavery and the Making of America” tells the story of slavery from the point of view of the enslaved. The series recognizes the strength, humanity and dignity of the enslaved and redefines them as pro-active freedom fighters, not passive victims.

Encourage friends and family to watch. A large audience will help pressure PBS to produce and air more programs that address the African-American experience.