Filmmaker Katrina Browne participated in the press conference in Newport, Rhode Island this past Wednesday (April 30) when it was announced that Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North will be featured in the 2008 Newport International Film Festival June 3-8.

In partnership with the film festival, author Thomas Norman DeWolf will appear at the historic Redwood Library on June 4 at 11:00am for a reading and discussion of his memoir Inheriting The Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History. The book will be available for purchase and Tom will autograph copies after the discussion for all who are interested.