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PBS Series Depicts American Abolitionists as Fired By Faith
Originally Posted: 01/07/2013 - 10:40am | Type: Blog

As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, PBS premieres “The Abolitionists,” a three-part series, on Tuesday. As the nation marks the 150th anniv ...

Emancipation Day
Originally Posted: 04/16/2012 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

One-hundred and fifty years ago, April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Emancipation Act, freeing more than 3,000 slaves within its borders. Tod ...

How many slaves work for you?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 8:55pm | Type: Blog

Earlier this week, I received an email that stood out from the torrent of mail that flows into my in-box each day. Earlier this week, I received an email that stood out from the t ...

Slavery is Alive and Well ... For Now
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>It'd be nice if enacting a law would solve the problem, wouldn't it?</p> It'd be nice if enacting a law would solve the problem, wouldn't it? ...

Modern Slavery, Modern Abolitionists
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Two hundred years after slavery was declared illegal in Great Britain, and 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States, an estimated 27 million people remain enslaved around ...