Slavery 1860 and 2013:

Following the 1860 census, it was possible to create a density map of slavery in the United States.  A close look at the map shows that some areas had a density of 75% of the population in a given area was enslaved.

In 1860, the trafficking of humans was a lucrative business for those who dealt in human flesh. In 2013, the difference is, those enslaved are no longer traded openly and are not included in the census, which was conducted in 2010.  But they exist.  This 2013 map shows where sub-rosa slavery exists today

Yes, every state of the United States has and is encountering slavery, human trafficking and sex trafficking.  Perhaps not in the numbers which occurred in 1860 and before, and not one ethnic group.  Today, children are being enslaved for the purposes of being sold for sex; men and women are brought into this country amid a bait-n-switch arrangement where they believe themselves coming to the United States to engage in one line of work and find themselves enslaved for the sex trade; individuals are brought to a temporary job – agriculture, manufacturing, etc., and isolated and enslaved.  You see, in 2013, slavery has spread out into the entire nation and every major metro area, and many of the rural areas.

Think about what you can do to eradicate slavery in 2013.  Then do it.

Additional reading:

Paul Jennings, White House Slavery, and The Pearl incident – Paul Jennings was born a slave on President Madison’s estate, in Montpelier, Va. in 1799. His reputed father was Benj. Jennings, an English trader there. his mother, a slave of Mr Madison, and
the grand-daughter of an Indian” (Jennings).

White House council calls for action on modern-day slavery – National Catholic Reporter
A White House advisory council of religious leaders called for a global fund to address human trafficking and urged a new labeling system to help identify consumer goods that were not created with slave labor.

Elizabeth Keckley – From Slave to White House Confidant – Black History – EBONY From Slave to White House Confidant. James R Sanders takes a look at the woman who rose from the indignities of slavery to become a successful entrepreneur. In Behind the Scenes Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four in the White House, Keckley’s voice is eerie. To serve as his slave on his North Carolina plantation.

Taking Action to Eradicate Modern-day SlaveryThe White House (blog), on Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:45:20 -0700 Last year, President Obama articulated an ambitious and multifaceted agenda to combat human trafficking in his speech at the Clinton Global Initiative. This week, the Administration took two important steps to advance that agenda. In 2012, the

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