Fighting Modern-Day Sex Slavery

March 9, 2011 | CUNY Lecture Series, Kingsborough Community College

“There are an estimated 27 million people in the world today living as sex slaves,” says Kenneth B. Morris Jr., great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington, two of the major figures in American history. Morris, who is co-founder of the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation with his mother, Nettie Washington Douglass, spoke at a Black History Month event at Kingsborough Community College. The work of the foundation to end modern-day slavery with its “abolition through education” is urgent, says Morris. “We need modern-day abolitionists like Frederick Douglass,” says Morris, “to lead the way for a better tomorrow.”
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