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 to educate the world about the history of the transatlantic slave trade. He recruits divers from "Diving With a Purpose" (DWP) — a group of African-American divers and historians who search wrecks related to the slave trade — to go in search of sunken slave ships.
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.