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 In addition, it explores the historical grounding of both the novel and series in the original Book of Negroes historical document, which identified Black slaves who fought for the British during the American Revolution.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

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Shays ha ,


This is the worst documentation of black people ever. First off blacks are not Africans we come from Jerusalem during the time of the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD we fled into Africa and was sold by Arabs and Africans to our oppressors. The bible tells you what happened to these people and what will happen in Deuteronomy 28th chapter. Also the so called book of names was the white man's way of keeping a record of the slaves which was a census. Like I said you want truth begin with the scriptures then look into the history for we are a chosen people of the most high YAHUAH (God) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and we are from the tribe of Judah but your Sunday Christian Church Pastors will not preach these truths for they are the devils that scripture speaks of at this time your T.D Jakes and Pastor Dollar. People better wake up and while I am telling truth also note that Christianity was never apart of the teachings of YAHUSHA (Christ) he taught the law of the father.

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

Rasta-lion-09 ,

Thank you BET

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


Black Entertainment Television LLC
453.8 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French

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