History of the Slave Trade

Settled in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island, was the largest slave trade port in North America. Keith Stokes, vice president of the 1696 Heritage Group and a… read more

History of the Slave Trade Settled in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island, was the largest slave trade port in North America. Keith Stokes, vice president of the 1696 Heritage Group and a descendant of slaves in Newport, talked about the life of slaves in New England and the economic impact human trafficking had on Rhode Island.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Newport, Rhode Island, from October 21-27, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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History of the Slave Trade

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Program ID:
438470-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
First Aired:
Jan 20, 2018 | 8:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jan 28, 2018 | 10:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jan 20, 2018 | 8:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 21, 2018 | 2:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 21, 2018 | 6:39pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 22, 2018 | 4:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 27, 2018 | 1:20pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 27, 2018 | 11:20pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 28, 2018 | 3:50am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 28, 2018 | 10:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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