Enslaved

Led by actor and activist Samuel L. Jackson, Enslaved is a six-part series that sheds new light on 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World. Each episode follows three separate story lines: the quest for a sunken slave ship, a personal journey by Jackson and a historical investigation led by investigative journalists Simcha Jacobovici and Afua Hirsch.

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Episodes

Enslaved Abolition (Episode 6)

What finally put an end to the transatlantic slave trade? In this episode, Samuel L. Jackson, Afua Hirsch and Simcha Jacobovici look at the politics and circumstances that ended the enslavement of Africans in the West. Shot on location in the United Kingdom, the United States and Grenada, this episode intercuts the politics of abolition in Britain and the American ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2021

Enslaved Resistance (Episode 5)

Find out how enslaved Africans resisted and sought freedom in Africa, in the U.S., and on the high seas. This episode investigates resistance to slavery from Ghana, to the UK, to North America where thousands of "runaways" risked their lives as part of the "Underground Railroad." The Diving with Purpose divers embark on an unprecedented investigation to positively identify a ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2021

Enslaved New World Cultures (Episode 4)

Discover how much of our global culture – from reggae to mathematical fractals — originates in Africa. Much of North American culture was born in the bowels of slave ships, where Africans of different tribal origins interacted with each other and with the Europeans that trafficked in them. Shot on location in Costa Rica, Jamaica, Ethiopia and the United States, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2021

Enslaved Follow the Money (Episode 3)

This episode investigates the economics of the transatlantic slave trade. How did Europe's appetite for commodities like sugar and coffee cause an expansion in the slave trade? The Diving with a Purpose team goes to Suriname to dive the wreck of The Leusden. This Dutch ship represents the single greatest loss of life during the entire slave trade. As The ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2021

Enslaved Rationalization (Episode 2)

How did Europeans rationalize the practice of chattel slavery, 400 years of human trafficking and the murder of millions of Africans? In his quest to expose the history of the transatlantic slave trade, Samuel L. Jackson recruits two award-winning journalists, Simcha Jacobovici and Afua Hirsch, to go on location in the footsteps of the slavers. In the ancient world, colour ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2021

Enslaved Cultures Left Behind (Episode 1) Must-See

Having traced his DNA to the Benga people of Gabon, Hollywood icon and activist Samuel L. Jackson takes a deeply personal journey to his ancestral homeland to meet today's Benga leaders. They welcome him as a long lost son and initiate him into the tribe. Then, he goes one step further. He turns his personal odyssey into a monumental effort ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2021

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