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A family is separated, a mother fights back

A family is separated, a mother fights back

About the Freedom Project: CNN is joining the fight to end modern-day slavery by shining a spotlight on the horrors of modern-day slavery, amplifying the voices of the victims, highlighting success stories and helping unravel the complicated tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life. http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/.

Former domestic slave reunited with mother in Taiwan

"Lake Volta, Ghana: Child workers usually work from 1 a. on cold, windy nights to reel in nets weighing as much as pounds when they are full of fish. I didn't meet one child who didn't know another who had drowned.

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) published the novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in 1852. In it, she personalized the horrors of slavery through the lives of its characters in order to persuade readers to take a strong stand against slavery. The book had such a powerful impact on people’s thoughts and feelings on the issue that legend states President Lincoln greeted her at the White House in 1861 saying: “So you’re the little woman who stated this Great War!”

Harriet Beecher Stowe, as a young woman, engraving, detail - entry in House Divided, the Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College

Texas Textbooks Caught Glossing Over The Horrors Of Slavery, Because Of Course They Did (VIDEO)

A Texas mother caught her son's textbook misrepresenting slavery as simply a means of migration, and the publisher is going to do something about it.

How Safe is the Artificial Turf on Your Child's Sports Field?

ISIS Terror: Yazidi Woman Recalls Horrors of Slave Auction

How Safe is the Artificial Turf on Your Child's Sports Field?

The tale of Cora, a brave young woman who escapes slavery--again...and again...and again.  A bit of fantasy as the underground railroad is a literal railroad, but the all-too true horrors of slavery and racism make this book very real.  Highly recommend throwing this book at the head of anyone who says "slavery was a long time ago, get over it" or "yeah, but at least they fed them."  Read 9/16

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Steve McQueen's film fudges several details of Solomon Northup's autobiography—both intentionally and not—to more completely portray the horrors of slavery.

How 12 Years a Slave Gets History Right: By Getting It Wrong

Years a Slave,’ ‘Mother of George’ and other films challenge film’s technological bias against black skin.

The Negress - 1868 is a bronze sculpture by French artist Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. The Negress portrays a women who is the personification of the continent of Africa. Carpeaux wanted to use her to emphasize the horrors of slavery, creating the piece 3 years after the Civil War of the United States had ended and twenty years after it was banned in France.

The Negress is a bronze sculpture by French artist Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. It is now in the permanent collection at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.