The Brooklyn Historical Society, the Weeksville Heritage Center and the Irondale Ensemble Project are teaming up to rediscover the story of and present to the public Brooklyn's role in the struggle to abolish slavery in the United States.
CNN recently published a piece on Mauritania, a Saharan nation with a large population considered enslaved. Many Americans are unaware of the continued practice of slavery in foreign lands such as Mauritania.
Bethany has always had love for children and sensitivity towards their suffering. She started working with children at a young age. She now has a desire to continue raising awareness about child abuse and human trafficking while making music.
As I walked through the Cape Coast Castle, I realized that the slavery of centuries ago is not very different from modern day slavery -- the gross violation of human rights and the apathy of the masses towards their plight.
Allende powerfully evokes the events of the 18th century in Island Beneath the Sea, about a slave's journey to freedom through the jungles of Haiti, neighborhoods of Cuba and households of New Orleans.
Human trafficking is a $91.2 billion industry. It is the world's second largest criminal enterprise, topped only by the illegal drug trade. For victims, the emancipation process is extremely challenging.
Old Abe is everywhere. TV specials, conferences, books, pins, figurines, and other Lincolnalia celebrate the Illinois Railsplitter's Big 2-0-0. The problem is, the real Lincoln gets lost in the hoopla.