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EP1 Cultures Left Behind Sep 14, 2020

Episode 1 launches the epic story of the transatlantic slave trade. Divers from Diving With a Purpose go in search of sunken slave ships. Hollywood icon Samuel L. Jackson goes on a personal journey to meet the tribe of his ancestors for the first time.

EP2 Rationalization Sep 21, 2020

Samuel L. Jackson recruits two award-winning journalists to go on a mission to understand the process that led Europeans to see slavery as profitable, rational and justified. Diving With a Purpose divers locate the earliest slave wreck ever found.

EP3 Follow the Money Sep 28, 2020

Shot on location in Suriname, Brazil, Portugal and the UK, this episode investigates the economics of the slave trade, while searching for a sunken slave ship that represents the single greatest loss of life during the entire slave trade.

EP4 New World Cultures Oct 05, 2020

Samuel L. Jackson visits Africatown, Alabama, the only African town established in America. The Diving With a Purpose divers help youths in Costa Rica discover their African heritage, by diving and identifying a sunken slave ship off their coast.

EP5 Resistance Oct 12, 2020

This episode investigates African resistance to slavery in Africa and the “Underground Railroad.” The Diving With a Purpose divers embark on an investigation to positively identify a preserved wreck that ferried African Americans to freedom.

EP6 Abolition Oct 19, 2020

The final episode explores the politics that brought the enslavement of Africans in the West to an end. Diving with a Purpose divers search for “The London,” a ship that re-enslaved freed Africans from St. Lucia and illegally trafficked them to England.
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Released: 14 September 2020 Ended
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Official Website: https://www.epix.com/series/enslaved

A look at 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World with each episode following three separate story lines: the quest for a sunken slave ship, a personal journey by Samuel L. Jackson and a historical investigation led by investigative journalists Simcha Jacobovici and Afua Hirsch.

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