C&G Partners Creates Interactive Documentary to Tell the Neglected Story of Slavery in the North

(May 28, 2019)

C&G Partners has created a compelling new interactive documentary that takes a unique approach in telling the often-overlooked story of slavery in the colonial North: from the perspective of the enslaved individuals themselves. The digital project gives voices to 18th-century enslaved African Americans, delivering a personalized narrative of the past that connects with issues of race still present today in America.

Central to the site's design was making the extensive content into an educational resource, developed with an eye towards the topic being taught to middle and high school students. One of a series of HHV educational projects funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the People Not Property interactive documentary is designed to drive engagement through prompted questions and encouragement of critical thinking.