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Monument To Black Civil War Soldiers Defaced

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

A monument in Boston depicting a famous all-black regiment that fought for the union in the Civil War was vandalized by a mentally disturbed local wom...

Exploring Brooklyn's Role in the Struggle to End Slavery

Alan Singer | Posted 09.09.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

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.

An Unreal Freedom

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 05.28.2012 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

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.

Trymaine Lee

Harriet Tubman's Spirit Lives On In Her Descendants | Trymaine Lee | Posted 02.19.2012 | Black Voices

Valery Ross Manokey doesn’t make the trip as often as she used to, but every now and then she’ll head down to her family’s old homestead in the ...

A Christian Ethic of Social Justice: Will A Bible Fill An Empty Stomach?

Zach Hunter | Posted 11.02.2011 | Religion
Zach Hunter

We understand that it is not enough to talk, talk is cheap. We must "Be the change that [we] wish to see in the world." Because of this knowledge, students are shaping solutions to many social ills

Bethany and the Guitar - Making Music and Creating Change

Diana Mao | Posted 08.20.2011 | Impact
Diana Mao

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.

The Abolition of Slavery -- We Have Come a Long Way, or Not?

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diana Mao

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.

Out of the Hell of Haiti: Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

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.

Leveraging Social Entrepreneurship to Fight Slavery

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diana Mao

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.

Frederick Douglass and Fred Hampton: Two Explosive New Books

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rick Ayers

Two new books will find their way into classrooms and are sure to force teachers into uncomfortable conversations, especially when young people can be unfettered by myths that keep us ignorant.

The Prisoners' Professor

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Richard Shelton's first interest in a prisoner's poetry was born from curiosity rather than charity. In 1970, a convicted murderer named Charles Schm...

We, Too, Are Abolitionists: Black History Month, Slavery and the Death Penalty

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

We Americans should honor abolitionists of the past and present not only by remembering them during Black History Month, but by working to repeal capital punishment throughout the USA.

Lincoln Would Not Have Voted for Obama

David S. Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David S. Reynolds

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.