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Documentary follows northern family's slave-trading past

A screening of the award-winning documentary "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North" is planned for Sunday at Rochester Public Library .

The showing, co-sponsored by the Diversity Council and the library in honor of Black History Month, begins at 2 p.m. and will be followed by discussion. Admission is free.

In "Traces of the Trade," filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history.

The film follows Browne and nine other family members as they retrace the Triangle Trade that brings them face-to-face with the history and legacy of New England’s hidden enterprise. Along the way, they gain powerful new perspectives on current race relations.

More information about the film is available at the Traces of the Trade website.

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