NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS Human trafficking and forced slavery
This is a note we received today from Angela Mathers, Graduate Assistant in the NDSU Office of Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach. Sounds like a powerful presentation.
A sp... Posted on 4/15/09 at 4:24 AM
Ida Finley smiles wistfully, recalling how she used to cook for an entire East Texas community — nearly all descendants of slaves. Now, just weeks from her 102nd birthday, Finley faces the prospect of losing the land worked by her husband and his parents, slaves who toiled for a master.
Almost four centuries after Africans started being shipped to North America as slaves, the first U.S. president of African ancestry on Thursday visited an infamous embarkation point for those destined for lives in chains.
In what is believed to be the largest-ever corporate grant devoted to the advocacy, intervention and rescue of people being held, forced to work or provide sex against their will, Google said it chose organizations with proven records in combating slavery.
As a U.S. senator from South Carolina in the 1800s, John C. Calhoun said slavery was not evil, but a positive good. A Minneapolis man spoke out at a park board hearing this April, then filed a petition with the board this week. He says the lake should be renamed.
If Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson are portrayed as men without virtue and honor, then it is a small step to portraying George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson — Southern slave owners all — in the same light.
Prosecution of johns has reduced demand for prostitution in Sweden, which in turn reduces market prices. That reduces the incentives for trafficking into Sweden, and the number of prostitutes seems to have declined there.
A St. Cloud State University professor has found evidence of slavery in several Minnesota counties before the Civil War, a groundbreaking discovery that sheds light on the Midwest’s pre-Civil War history.
Arkansas didn't give President Barack Obama its six electoral votes and a House committee won't be sending him any congratulations, either.
, January 29, 2009
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