Shadow’s of Slavery – Then & Now in America

Posted on February 20, 2016


From President Obama, to a Town Hall Meeting with Professor Amad Shakur in Charlotte North Carolina. We share the dialogues & voices of the people speaking about the long Shadows of Slavery that still delves in our society and many American Institutions today.   The Town Hall discussion included insights and social effects of “Slavery by Another Name” a Documentary by Douglas A. Blackmon.

Professor Shakar Amad  - Charlotte Town Hall

Professor Amad Shakur – Charlotte Town Hall –  Shadows of Slavery in America – Then & Now

Professor Amad Shakur (above) – speaks about the “involuntary migration” of an estimated 20 million African Slaves who were taken captive and sold as a Human Commodity to many White America’s who benefited and profited off of  the Free Labor of Black Slaves. (Below) The event drew, a variety of people including Teachers and various  young Students from across the Charlotte Community who engaged in the Town Hall dialogue.


One of the most relevant fact’s which is still in use today in the United States of America’s is the Penal System and the privatizing of prisons that make money from the Back’s of Prison labor of those incarcerated in the Correctional system.  Without dialogues and reflections of the ill treatment blacks endured as slaves and the continuances of subtle ingrain practices and learned behaviors from Whites who benefited from the free labor of Slavery, we can not reconcile these unjust, wrong and inhumane treatments to African Americans. And we will be unable to move forward as a society founded on Freedom and the Equal Rights of all Human Beings in America until we begin to acknowledge, stop, address and change these wrongs.

PBS quotes “Slavery by Another Name ” – challenges one of our country’s most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. The documentary recounts how in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in bondage, trapping them in a brutal system that would persist until the onset of World War II. – See more at:

Young Black Female Slaeves & Children

We filmed  & edited the Town Hall discussion  that was held at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library to share with others. The TV Show  “The Shadows of Slavery  in America – Then & Now”, will air first in Honolulu Hawaii on Weds. Feb. 23.  And  the program will be available later to view online  after. As we will  be posting the link to watch as it becomes available on the Olelo TV website.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library is also hosting  additional  Town Hall discussions lead by Professor Amad Shakur on Feb. 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm to preview and discuss the Bill Duke Documentary “Dark Girls”.  The general public is invited to attend this community event. Stay tuned for more updates.

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We share a short Video Trailer of clips of the people in the community speaking about the long Shadows of Slavery that still delves in our society and many American Institutions today.  A Town Hall discussion – Shadow’s of Slavery – Trailer