Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (TV Movie 1996) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the border, his true character emerges, he sells her into slavery. James and Elizabeth must go to Virginia to rescue their daughter.

  • James Mink is a black man living in the 19th century in Canada, a man of affluence. He is married to a white woman and they have a daughter who is black. An American asks for his daughter's hand in marriage and he gives it. But after they leave they discover that he sold her into slavery and there's nothing they can do. A woman who works for him who was a slave who escaped tells him of the underground railroad. So she tells him where he can contact them and he goes but upon arriving is subjected to the indignities that all blacks went through at the time.


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