Slavery: Modern Human Trafficking
Slavery: Enslaved Africans in Europe
In 1849, Henry "Box" Brown was a slave who mailed himself in a wooden crate to freedom from Richmond, Virginia to the Anti Slavery Office in Philadelphia. The delivery took 26 hours and he later became a public speaker and slave abolitionist. Artist: Richard Solomon Artists Representative
Slavery was established in 1619, and then abolished in 1865. This means that America was a slave-holding society for 246 years. ...What year will America hit the 246th year as a society free of slavery? 2111. ~ Prof. Edward T. O'Donnell, Turning Points in American History
Just fyi, it was obvious 1776 that there was something ridiculous about people who enslaved thousands of other people on the basis of their skin color declaring that "all men are created equal." It didn't take years for people to figure it out. It took like thirty seconds...
Having heard rumors that The Cadbury Company's supply chain relied on slave labor, the Quaker, abolitionist corporation funded an expedition to the Portuguese colonies of Africa, including the islands of Sao Tome and Principe, and the mainland country of Angola, to substantiate these claims. Joseph Burtt headed the expedition. Photo credit: Joseph Burtt