Samuel L. Jackson will host a new six-part documentary series that centers on the Middle Passage during slavery.
According to Deadline, Enslaved will chart the horrors of slavery through underwater archaeology. It will retrace the dangerous ocean journey that took millions of Africans to the Americas to be enslaved.
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“For me, this is much more than a TV series,” said Jackson, whose own ancestors are traced to the West African nation of Gabon. “For me, Enslaved is an attempt to give a voice to the millions whose voices were silenced.”
Jackson, who is also a licensed diver, will join the search for sunken slave ships.
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“Our goal is to tell a global story of suffering and resistance, of oppression and overcoming, through the adventure of finding and marking sunken slave ships,” series director and executive producer Simcha Jacobovici told Deadline.
Enslaved does not have a release date yet, but it’s said to coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the first African brought to the New World enslaved.
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