August 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. Honor it by planning a trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH.
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In 1865, the United States abolished the slave trade with the passage of the 13th Amendment. This followed the British Empire abolishing enslavement in 1833, and the French colonies abolishing it - for the second time - in 1848. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center tells the story of this evil as well as the concerted effort to defeat it. From Slavery to Freedom, the Freedom Center's largest and most historically situated gallery, takes you on a journey from the beginning of enslavement in the Americas to the passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution. While these amendments abolished enslavement and granted citizenship to African Americans, our work is not yet done.
Consider making the Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH, USA an educational journey for you and your family. You can explore From Slavery to Freedom and learn how enslaved workers endured the unthinkable and how freedom's heroes fought for equality for everyone. Watch the film The Struggle Continues and learn how Freedom's promise has not yet been met. Visit the world's first permanent museum-quality exhibition on modern-day enslavement, Invisible: Slavery Today, and learn how millions worldwide are still enslaved. You can also learn how you can become a modern-day abolitionist thanks to the Freedom Center's partners in Invisible Slavery Today: Free the Slaves, Goodweave, International Justice Mission, and Polaris Project.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. It is the ideal place to commemorate International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
Plan your visit today from the link above.
Forms of Abolition:
Forms of Slavery:
Domestic Servitude, Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor, Bonded Labor, Child Labor
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