California’s Hidden History of Slavery
Part of the ACLU of Northern California's Gold Chains campaign, this video tells a story that was deliberately left out of official histories: California enslaved Black people. Now a historic panel is calling on the state to pay reparations to descendants of enslaved African Americans for generations of government-sanctioned discrimination that deprived them of the opportunity to build wealth. Watch and learn.
Produced and Directed by David Zlutnick
Hosted by Pendarvis Harshaw
Animation by Arielle Ray
July 2023 // 4 min.