Awareness


August 05, 2021 Laura T. Murphy Story

In Search of Freedomville

In a tiny speck of a village in Uttar Pradesh, India, a community of rock quarry miners have given their cluster of thatched roofed houses the name Azad Nagar. Freedomville. The miners named their village in 2000, only a few months after they staged a slave revolt that overthrew the profit-driven landowners who had held their families in slavery in rock quarries for generations. If you search for Azad Nagar on a map, you won’t find it. To everyone else, it’s called Sonbarsa. Located in the poorest province in one of the poorest countries in the world, Sonbarsa is a barren, rocky, plot of land in the middle of one of the most densely populated states in the world.

October 21, 2020 Earl Lewis Spotlight

Ending the Third Slavery

In 2016, Dr. Earl Lewis convened a meeting on slavery among 40 principle collaborators—scholars, organizations, and instiutions—at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Out of this meeting came the "Slavery and Its Aftermath" initiative at the Center for Social Solutions. This project aims to tackle America’s original sin—slavery.

October 09, 2020 End Slavery Now Spotlight

More Harm Than Good: Online Rumors and the Fight Against Modern-Day Enslavement

During the summer of 2020 rumors about human trafficking spread on social media like wildfire. They implicated celebrities like Tom Hanks and Ellen DeGeneres, as well as the online home-goods retailer Wayfair. These rumors are unfounded.

November 20, 2019 End Slavery Now Spotlight

End Slavery Now Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is a day to honor those whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender violence. The fact that many transgender and gender-nonconforming people are forced to turn to sex work to survive makes them particularly vulnerable to trafficking, assault, and other tragedies.

November 15, 2019 Celia Williamson Story

"A Seat at the Table"

Dr. Celia Williamson's book is an inspiring blueprint for any modern-day abolitionist. It is the true story of an African American girl born in a poor neighborhood in Toledo, OH who grew up to become an internationally renowned academic and anti-trafficking activist.

November 09, 2019 End Slavery Now Spotlight

The 30th Anniversary of the Mauritanian Genocide

On November 25 2019 at 4PM, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting an event in honor of victims of enslavement and murder in the northwest African country of Mauritania. It will feature speakers, activists, and advocates.

October 30, 2019 Celia Williamson Opinion

400 Years of Slavery and the Lash of the Whip Can Still be Felt

Fighting modern-day enslavement is a full time job. Learn more from Dr. Celia Williamson, the host of "Emancipation Nation."

May 22, 2019 End Slavery Now Opinion

Thanks for Everything You Do!

Without the support of modern-day abolitionists like you, End Slavery Now would not be able to fight modern-day enslavement.

May 01, 2019 Lynn Tramonte Spotlight

Mohamed Diaby is Home in Ohio

Enslavement and oppression are designed to break the spirit. Fortunately, that does not necessarily happen. Similar to the days of the Underground Railroad, modern day victims and survivors of enslavement are fighting to be and remain free.

December 01, 2018 End Slavery Now Story

You Can’t Get AIDS From A Hug: Why We Honor World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day. Today is the day we honor those who have passed on from HIV/AIDS, support those who are living with it, and renew our commitment to finding a cure or vaccine in our lifetimes. It is also a good day to remember that those most vulnerable to modern day enslavement are also at risk for HIV infection.