The Book of Negroes Historical Guide

The Book of Negroes Historical Guide

By BET Networks

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2015-02-18
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 434.66 MB
  • Developer: BET Networks
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 7.0
Score: 4.22857
From 35 Ratings


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 In addition, it explores the historical grounding of both the novel and series in the original Book of Negroes historical document, which identified Black slaves who fought for the British during the American Revolution.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



  • Absolutely Trash

    By palenplump
    We all know this was not written by a black person.
  • Great Series ✨

    By Tranquilroc
    1986 Zulu remake in the mix @BETNetworks ?
  • Thank you BET

    By Rasta-lion-09
    I just love how it tells you about and what black people have to go through back then.
  • The Book of Negroes - thank you BET!

    By Laveece
    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
  • BON

    By Bettybopz
    I simply love this app. It helped me to gain even more knowledge of slavery. Being African American it's hard to find app like these ️an this one does a great job.
  • Whitewashed version of events

    By Lungho69
    Nice app. Nice movie. But like most things of this nature, it totally glosses over and whitewashes things that happened in the slave trade and cuts straight to the things we already know. The movie and the app is pretty much preaching to the choir. If you're carrying a grudge or have a chip on your shoulder, this app is for you. If you're looking to learn the history behind this atrocity, look elsewhere.
  • GreatPromo advert but LackingContent...

    By sjm49
    This is a well done promo for the novel and miniseries; kudos to the slick production team. However, the app chews up nearly half of a GB in data memory and offers very little of substance (for anyone either above primary school or beyond a level of bigoted willful ignorance) but of course it's free and you get what you pay for. I think reviewer "Mke9634" said it best in his Feb 23, 2015 review: "5th grade level propaganda..." And that's sad - this could have been so much more than it was.
  • LOVE!! 😍

    By 12purple12
    I RECOMMEND this lovely app of huge information. Easier to watch videos and read to learn history!
  • Wow

    By Fang512
  • Not diversified

    By Net Neddlelender
    Black history is racist, ignoring others.