This is an excellent five-minute video that explains America's journey from slavery to mass incarceration that was produced by Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative. This is the first of five videos that will explore the connections between our racial history and our present.

After watching this short feature, do you think that the elaborate mythology of racial difference that was created to sustain American slavery still persists today?

Some say that slavery did not end in 1865, it evolved.