Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

I vowed I would never watch another ‘slavery’ film again after seeing 12 Years a Slave.   However, the first trailer for BET’s upcoming mini-series, The Book of Negroes  has peaked my interest.

As previously reported, the film tells the story of Aminata Diallo (Aunjanue Ellis), a West African slave who is abducted and forced to live in the United States.  Somehow, Diallo forges her way to freedom and serves with the British in Revolutionary War, registering her name in the historic “Book of Negroes.” It’s a living document of slaves who requested permission to leave the US for resettlement in Nova Scotia.

Based on Clement Virgo’s adaptation, The Book of Negroes  features Oscar winning-actors Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Louis Gossett, Jr. as well as Lyriq Bent, Ben ChaplinAllan Hawko and Jane Alexander.

Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think:

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