The Book of Negroes Historical Guide 4+

BET Networks

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 36 Ratings
    • Free



This interactive companion outlines the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and how this is reflected and examined in Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel and BET Television mini-series, The Book of Negroes.

The six-part BET mini-series follows the life of Aminata Diallo, a young African girl kidnapped by slave traders and brought across the Atlantic to North America. In the course of her long and hard life, Aminata is a witness to major events in the slave trade and the history of Black North Americans.

Over seven chapters, the app provides a timeline of Black history from 1705 to the present day. In addition, it explores the historical grounding of both the novel and series in the original Book of Negroes historical document, which identified Black slaves who fought for the British during the American Revolution.

Using images, videos, and interactive maps, the guide follows the far-reaching impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. For educational settings, the guide features optional discussion questions and further investigation of the various topics. An intuitive interface allows users to swipe, tap, and scroll through chapters to engage with interactive features in a linear or nonlinear fashion, and gain a deeper understanding of the historical events portrayed in The Book of Negroes.

What’s New

Version 1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Laveece ,

The Book of Negroes - thank you BET!

I had an opportunity to finally view the miniseries and was completely enamored with the this story of survival and love. I want to thank BET for bringing this story to life. There are so many stories of Black people forced into slavery who fought back and survived. Unfortunately, these stories are not readily available nor taught I our schools

Backerso ,

Not imaginative

It clearly states that this is a book about black people. So if you want to learn about other races that were slaves than go find a book related too that( trust me there everywhere). It is beyond me how people can't write reviews about things they already know the answer too. Some of you hateful people must stay on BET waiting to write negative reviews. Get your life. Don't get mad because you don't want to admit the truth. Also I did learn this at school in history books because I had a teacher who actually cared.

Rasta-lion-09 ,

Thank you BET

I just love how it tells you about and what black people have to go through back then.

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