An Emmy Nominated Documentary About the
Prevalence of Slavery in New Jersey
Episode 3: The Search for Freedom in New Jersey
THE PRICE OF SILENCE: PART ONE
Watch The Forgotten Story of New Jersey's Enslaved People
Truehart Productions is pleased to announce that after being aired on NJ PBS, both Parts 1 and 2 of "The Price of Silence" have been nominated for a New York Emmy Award.
"New Jersey, the Garden State, is known for its produce, but not for the enslaved people who tilled the soil. In this two-part documentary, descendants and historians tell their stories and why it was the last northern state to end the institution of slavery."
Part one offers an overview of the state’s history of enslaved people and shared poignant family stories of its earliest freed slaves.
THE PRICE OF SILENCE: PART TWO
In Episode 2 of the Price of Silence, we look at the Lost Souls Project, which is working to remember and identify African Americans who were forcibly removed from New Jersey and taken to Louisiana and explore the lasting impact of slavery in the state. We also interview singer Danielle Cotton, who discusses her journey as an African American entertainer.
THE PRICE OF SILENCE: PART 3 TRAILER
The Search for Freedom in New Jersey
Through the fascinating story of Dr. John A. Kenney, we will illustrate the hardships that were endured by families during that period. The film will then move to the present day revealing the unacceptable fact that there were disparities in health care back then between the Black and white community that still exist in today's health care system.