NY Times Op-Ed Claims Slavery Still Alive and Well in the US


abraham-lincolnThe Emancipation Proclamation, signed 150 years ago yesterday, was a revolutionary achievement, and widely recognized as such at the time. Abraham Lincoln himself declared, “If my name goes into history it will be for this act, and my whole soul is in it.”

On New Year’s Eve, 1862, “watch-night” services in auditoriums, churches, camps and cabins united thousands, free as well as enslaved, who sang, prayed and counted down to midnight. At a gathering of runaway slaves in Washington, a man named Thornton wept: “Tomorrow my child is to be sold never more.”

Read the full op-ed at THE NEW YORK TIMES.

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  1. Human trafficking is a massive industry, and the US is not innocent in this regard. Additionally, if you were to do deep research on many of the products in your home you would find slavery further up in the supply chain.

  2. Leave it the NY Times to deceive. There is the horrible world of slave trafficking, etc. worldwide,for sure, but the way it is implied here that ‘slavery’ still exists in the U. S. This, of course, helps keep racial tensions alive.