Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Book of Negroes is a standout six-part miniseries chronicling an African woman's quest for freedom after years of enslavement. It views historical events -- and the evils of slavery -- through a realistic and often sobering lens but tends to focus on the main character's strength and resilience rather than on the horrors of her struggles. You'll see violent acts such as stabbings, shootings, and beatings with some blood, along with simulated sex (including implied rape). Some characters drink alcohol. You'll also hear some characters use the "N" word.
Sex is simulated with bare skin, but no sensitive parts are shown; implied rape.
Beatings, stabbings, shootings, and some sexual violence (strongly implied but not shown); some blood but not overly gory.
Black men and women are referred to as "bucks" and "wenches"; some characters use the "N" word.
The series explores the horrors of slavery but focuses more on the strengths of the main characters' relationship and their shared quest to find freedom. Bad things happen, but the central message is to keep moving forward. The tone is both challenging and inspiring.
Drugs / Tobacco /