A contemporary African American journalist’s life is transformed by discovery of the tragic real history of her White and Black ancestors in post-Revolutionary War America.


The Devil’s Pitchfork is a limited historical drama series told over 6 episodes. Parallel stories of discovery, tragedy and transformation between Ellie Bayard, a young Black female journalist (present day) and Richard Bassett, white plantation owner and eventual abolitionist, (18th century) chronicles the social, political and cultural landscape of enslavement and abolitionism in Revolutionary America and how those ideas resonate into the 21st century.

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