150 Years of Freedom

By 1860, 4.5 Million people were enslaved in the United States. The Civil War that soon followed ripped apart the nation but led the way for freedom. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation, giving freedom to anyone enslaved in states that were rebelling against the Union. This proclamation shifted the focus of the war largely towards […]

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William Wilberforce (1759-1833)

William Wilberforce is perhaps the best known of the abolitionists.

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Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)

Frederick Douglass created a life of honor, respect and success that he could never have dreamed of when still a boy on Colonel Lloyd’s plantation.

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Harriet Tubman (1822-1913)

Tubman gained international acclaim as an Underground Railroad operator, abolitionist, Civil War spy and nurse, suffragist, and humanitarian.

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Thomas P. Lantos (1928 – 2008)

Thomas Peter Lantos was born February 1, 1928, in Budapest, Hungary.

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Kevin Bales

Dr. Kevin Bales is an expert on modern slavery and President of Free the Slaves, and lives in Washington DC.

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Linda Smith

Linda’s model for restoration has been revolutionary

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Luis CdeBaca

Ambassador Luis CdeBaca coordinates U.S. activities in the fight against contemporary slavery.

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Zach Hunter (1991-Present)

Zach Hunter is a eighteen-year-old abolitionist and activist.

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