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Some Next Steps

There are some practical next steps to ending slavery. In their 2008 book Modern Slavery, Kevin Bales and Zoe Trodd suggested actions for the UN, governments, non-profits, communities, industries, consumers …

A Slavery-Free World

We can bring slavery to an end within a generation. We stand at a moment in human history where our economies, laws, governments, understanding, religious and moral beliefs, are all …

Contemporary Antislavery Visual Culture

Along with slave narratives, another potential area where we might learn the lessons of history is in antislavery visual culture. Download and read the article “Am I Still Not a …

Contemporary Slave Narratives

Today as in the 19th century, formerly enslaved people use their stories as tools for abolition. Some tell their stories in order to raise general awareness of slavery today, others …

To Plead Our Own Cause

Professor Zoe Trodd and Andrea Nicholson are experts on contemporary slave narratives. In her book To Plead Our Own Cause, co-edited with Kevin Bales, Zoe gathered the stories of 95 …

A Freedom that Lasts

Staying free is just as important as breaking free. In steps 4.3 and 4.4, you watched Ginny Baumann and Kevin Bales discussing community-based liberation. Now, in these films by the …

Home Grown Freedom 1

Ginny Baumann is Senior Programs Officer at The Freedom Fund, and formerly the Associate Director of Programs and Director of Partnerships at Free the Slaves. She is a leading expert …

Home Grown Freedom 2

In Part 2 of our film Homegrown Freedom, Ginny Baumann relates first-hand accounts of slaves moving to freedom. She goes deeper into the psychological, legal, economic, and social barriers to …

The Community-Based Model

The antislavery movement needs evidence-based models that yield significant, sustained declines in the prevalence of slavery. Free the Slaves has developed a community-based model for fighting slavery that it has …

Making Freedom

Renowned historian, Arthur Torrington CBE, is a director of the Windrush Foundation, curator of the Making Freedom exhibit and co-founder of The Equiano Society. In this film, he discusses the …

Public History Activism

Dr. Katie Donington and Richmond-based professor Dr. Monti Datta have been working together on a new project about the Richmond Slave Trail in Virginia. Richmond is at the heart of …

Heritage Activism

Professor John Oldfield, Dr. Mary Wills and PhD student Rebecca Nelson research the memory of slavery and antislavery. All three are part of the AHRC-funded Antislavery Usable Past project. They …

Antislavery and Empire

Dr. Mary Wills and Dr. Katie Donington focus their research on British slavery and antislavery, including the suppression of the Atlantic slave trade. In this film, shot at the Wilberforce …

Trafficking in Persons Report

The Trafficking in Persons Report, or TIP Report, is an annual report issued by the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. It ranks governments based …