The Book of Negroes: Season 1 (2015)


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Louis Gossett Jr
as Daddy Moses
Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Sam Fraunces
Aunjanue Ellis
as Aminata Diallo
Lyriq Bent
as Chekura Tiano
Ben Chaplin
as Capt. John Clarkson
Allan Hawco
as Solomon Lindo
Jane Alexander
as Maria Witherspoon
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Critic Reviews for The Book of Negroes Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Graphic cruelty, not to mention violence, makes for difficult viewing in this lavishly produced miniseries. But it's worthwhile.

Mar 5, 2015 | Full Review…

When I popped in BET's The Book of Negroes, I had a lot of preview screeners to get through, and only intended to sample it. Six hours later, I was still still sitting in pretty much the same position, riveted.

Feb 19, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Historical tales like this can sometimes feel like homework - like "the right thing to do," or some sort of Black History Month obligation - but the creative team at work here makes The Book of Negroes a tough lesson worth learning.

Feb 19, 2015 | Full Review…

The buried history of the secret second American Revolution this country would rather you never discover, of thousands of Northern slaves fighting alongside the Brits, in exchange for a promise of escape to freedom. Declaration Of Independence, indeed.

May 18, 2015 | Full Review…

...a model for presenting a fictional story based on an admittedly terrible historical reality (the slave trade) without oversimplifying the moral and political issues involved.

Apr 9, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The Book of Negroes is easily one of the best things to happen to television in quite some time.

Feb 20, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

[The heroine] is sometimes thwarted but never altered. If this makes The Book of Negroes less psychologically complex than it otherwise might be, there are real pleasures and comforts to be had from it.

Feb 19, 2015 | Full Review…

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