Slavery by Another Name challenges the popular belief that the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, marked the end of slavery in the country.
When this executive order was passed more than 3 million African-American slaves were ordered to be set free. The idealistic view is that all these people were suddenly free to make their own American dream but the reality was a lot grimmer. In 1865 thousands of ex-slaves were arrested for committing no crime and then forced back into slave labour.
The documentary "Slavery by Another Name" examines and exposes that people were living in forced labour at least into the late 20th century, something many Americans are not fully aware of. More than just a reality check on history this slavery documentary gives those people who were silenced a voice and features their descendants.