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 Civil War with the search for The London, a ship that re-enslaved freed Africans from St. Lucia and illegally trafficked them to England.
Warning: The Enslaved series contains disturbing depictions of the inhumanity faced by enslaved people from African countries during the transatlantic slave trade, which may be traumatizing to some viewers. If you need support, there are resources available across the country, you can find links to a number of these resources in this post, curated by the Unison Benevolent Fund.