September 26, 2022

‘Traces of the Trade’ Screening & Discussion with Constance & Dain Perry

June 2, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Old Lyme PGN Library

Thursday, June 2, 3-6 p.m.
Traces of the Trade 
Screening and Discussion with Constance & Dain Perry
Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme CT

In Traces of the Trade, film producer Katrina Browne tells the story of her forebears — the deWolf family, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. The film follows Browne and nine family members as they retrace the triangle trade and begin to think about how to address legacies of racial violence and the meaning of reconciliation.

Dain and Constance Perry, who traveled on the pilgrimage, will lead a discussion following a showing of the film.

The deWolf family’s role in the slave trade started in Old Lyme, where sawmill owner and carpenter Edward deWolf enslaved Mingo before 1704.

Today, a Witness Stone placed at the Sill Lane green remembers Mingo’s contributions to the development of the early town.

Constance R. Perry is a national consultant working in economically disadvantaged communities and specializing in workforce and community development. For more than 20 years, she managed, designed, and implemented programs for at-risk youth and adults at the municipal, state, and national level.

Born and raised in Boston, she is a descendant of enslaved laborers in North Carolina.

Dain Perry had a 30-year career as a Financial Representative with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (NMFN) in Boston. He is a past President of the Boston Estate Planning Council and was named Boston Estate Planner of the Year in 1999.

Prior to joining NMFN he was deputy director of the Massachusetts Council on Crime and Correction, and Acting Director of the Crime and Justice Foundation, both private non-profit community groups which promoted reform in the criminal justice system. He attended the U S Naval Academy.

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