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Africans In America; Revolution (1750–1805); Interview with Fath Ruffins, 1996

Part of Africans in America.

11/20/1996

Fath Ruffins is interviewed about the division of slave labor, the supervision of women slaves, blacks' reaction to Dunmore's Proclamation, slavery's decline at the end of the Revolutionary War, free blacks at the end of the Revolutionary War.


License Clip
Series
Africans In America
Program
Revolution (1750–1805)
Program Number

102

Title

Interview with Fath Ruffins, 1996

Series Description

Broadcast: October 1998 This series explores the central paradox that is at the heart of the American story: a democracy that declared all men equal but enslaved and oppressed one people to provide independence and prosperity to another. The series opens in the 16th century on Africa's Gold Coast with the European and African trade, and ends on the eve of the American Civil War in 1861. Africans in America examines the economic and intellectual foundations of slavery in America and the global economy that prospered from it. The series reveals how the presence of African people and their struggle for freedom transformed America. Series release date: 10/1998

Program Description

102 Revolution (1750–1805)--While the American colonies challenge Britain for independence, American slavery is challenged from within as men and women fight to define what America will be. When the War of Independence is won, black people, both enslaved and free, seize on the language of freedom even while the new nation's Constitution codifies slavery and oppression as a national way of life. Producer: Noland Walker.

Duration

01:47:21

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

Genres
Interview
Topics
History
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Smith, Llewellyn (Series Producer)
Contributors
Ruffins, Fath (Interviewee)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Rights Summary

Rights Holder: WGBH Educational Foundation

Citation
Chicago: “Africans In America; Revolution (1750–1805); Interview with Fath Ruffins, 1996,” 11/20/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 5, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_01780257294F49338FA02A3E8B539558.
MLA: “Africans In America; Revolution (1750–1805); Interview with Fath Ruffins, 1996.” 11/20/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 5, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_01780257294F49338FA02A3E8B539558>.
APA: Africans In America; Revolution (1750–1805); Interview with Fath Ruffins, 1996. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_01780257294F49338FA02A3E8B539558
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