Tracing the Hairstons is a feature-length film that pushes the boundaries on American history, genealogy, family  and legacy.

Interweaving her search for her African ancestors, director Princess A. Hairston unravels the history of the largest slave-holding family in the U.S. through the personal stories of Black and white individuals in the Hairston clan as her journey unveils a harrowing, hidden familial history, exposing America’s distorted narrative about slavery.

Our fundraising efforts to complete this film, include institutional grants, crowdfunding and private funders. Donations are 100% tax deductible.