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AFPRL101 Professor: M.Payne Due: 04/12/2019 PBS: Slavery by Another Name This main message of this film is that slavery did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation or the 13th Amendment, but instead carried on into the 20th century. The Emancipation Proclamation only abolished slavery in the South and did not have a direct effect until after the Civil War, and the 13th Amendment only prohibited slavery unless a crime was committed. This loophole was abused and many black men were found guilty of crimes they did not commit and sentenced to do labor work. The conditions did not change since the past and many died performing the labor. It also talks of the corruption within the peonage system and sharecroppers. The film brings in narrative of descendants of some victims, as well as someone who's family profited off this system. Questions: 1. Discuss the significance of the title of the film "Slavery by Another Name." The name comes from the main message of the film: that slavery was not truly over after the 13th Amendment. Due to the fact that slavery was still legal in the event of a crime being

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