May 18, 2009 / Modified may 1, 2010 2:24 a.m.

Traces of the Trade

Laura Markowitz interviews descendants of a U.S. slave-trading dynasty. This Friday, they talk about coming to terms with their troubling family history and healing the wounds of racism.

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(From left) Shirley and Jim DeWolf Perry, Katrina Browne and James DeWolf Perry. Jim, James and Katrina are descendants of the biggest slave traders in U.S. history. They participated in a documentary (produced by Browne) that examines the history of slavery in America and the legacy of their ancestors.

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