UP FROM SLAVERY



7 EPISODES

EPISODE One:  1619 VIRGINIA – The First African Slaves Arrive   
Running Time:  38 Minutes
Synopsis:  This part of the series speaks about the beginnings of slavery on European society due to the exploration and the colonial expansion of Africa and the New World.    


EPISODE Two:  18th CENTURY COLONIAL AMERICA AND SLAVERY UNDER THE RULE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 

Running Time:  48 Minutes
Synopsis:  The section of the series presents the changes in slavery in North America due to the beginning of British dominance over the territory and the evolution of the farming and trade practices in the Northern and Southern colonies.


EPISODE Three:  SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES AFTER THE REVOLUTION   

Running Time:  46 Minutes
Synopsis:  This segment of the series talks of the changes in slavery in the newly-created United States and the beginning of major differences in the tolerance and utilization of slavery between the North and South.


EPISODE Four:  NAT TURNER’S REBELLION, 1831  

Running Time:  45 Minutes
Synopsis:  This part of the series presents the reaction by individuals and parties to the continued use of slave labor in portions of the United States.


EPISODE Five:  ABOLITION FROM THE NORTH GROWS   
Running Time:  43 Minutes
Synopsis:  This segment of the series speaks about the efforts by Northern Abolitionists to eliminate slavery prior to the start of the Civil War.  The participants in this cause and the actions taken by them are recounted.


EPISODE Six:  THE CIVIL WAR – Emancipation Proclamation
Running Time:  46 Minutes
Synopsis:  This portion of the series talks about the causes of and start of the Civil War; the evolution of the drive to win on each side of the conflict and of President Lincoln's bold step towards freedom for all slaves in the United States.


EPISODE Seven:  AFTERMATH OF THE CIVIL WAR AND NEW FREEDOM   
Running Time:  45 Minutes
Synopsis:  This section of the series looks at the conclusion of the War Between the States and the effects of the outcome for slaves, slave owners and the entire country.