What Happened in Plymouth?

Mwalim, also known as Dr. Morgan James Peters or even ‘DaPhunkee Professor,’ is a professor of English and Black Studies at UMass Dartmouth and a Mashpee Wampanoag. Wampanoag was the tribe that met with Pilgrims in the story of the “first Thanksgiving,” but that’s about all that traditional American history got right about that first “holiday.” Mwalim gives us the history lesson we should have had in school, starting with the ways colonizers changed tribal affiliations and leading all the way up to capitalism and commerce shaping the way we celebrate Thanksgiving. Come for the amazing storytelling, and stay to find out which celebrity his research leads him to believe is an Apache Indian.

Executive Producer: Adell Coleman
Producer: Brittany Temple
Distributor: DCP Entertainment
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