Raising Awareness: Fact #2

(From Love146)

2. Awareness is knowing the history.

Anti-trafficking efforts are often referred to as the “modern-day abolition movement.” This isn’t a name we should carry lightly. Understanding the role that slavery has played in history can inform the way we understand human trafficking today, and digging into our past and reading about historical abolitionists inspires us to take action. An excellent resource to read is “Beyond the River”, a book telling about John Rankin, an abolitionist and a conductor of the Underground Railroad in Kentucky and Ohio.  You can also check out Historians Against Slavery, an assembly of scholars who bring historical context to the modern-day anti-slavery movement.  Check out their website, and be sure to follow them on social media.

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