At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, August 22, 1787, the delegates debated the slave trade. South Carolina delegate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (portrayed by actor Jeff Phillips) and Connecticut delegate Oliver Ellsworth (portrayed by actor Troy Rudeseal) debate the incongruity of the slave trade. Historians Stuart Leibiger and David O. Stewart provide fascinating insights and commentary in this sneak peek from the new documentary movie "The American Constitution" premiering in 2020.

Back to Top