Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Tracking the Family History of Slaves

By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. One of the transformative moments of my life occurred when my grandfather, Edward Gates, died in 1960. I was 10 years old, and, following his burial, my father showed me my grandfather's scrapbooks. There, buried i...As a parent, as well as an historian, I also encourage you to introduce your children to their family history.

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher Announce Initiative to End Child Sex Trafficking

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore announce their "Real Men" campaign today in New York City. Credit: Honey Berk
Though best known as one of the most attractive celebrity couples in Hollywood, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher apparently have more on ...
Today, at the Clinton Global Initiative CGI Annual Meeting in New York City, Moore and Kutcher -- founders of the DNA Foundation -- held a press conference to announce the "Real Men" campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the problem of child sex slavery and to stifle demand for child sexual exploitation and child pornography.

Teacher Binds Girls' Hands and Feet to Teach About Slavery

I'm all for a hands-on teaching experience. I think kids can get so much more from touching, experimenting, and doing than they can from books and lectures. But when a hands-on moment humiliates a child, it's taking things way too far. A seventh-g...

Nine-year-old girls: $50 each

Fifty bucks will get you a nine-year-old girl. Not as a babysitter, not as a playmate for your kids, not even for an hour of twisted sex, but for keeps. Fifty bucks is what you'll pay for a nine-year-old female slave in Haiti, if you're willing to ba...

Fighting for slave girls in Nepal

Like many of you, I recently saw the episode of Oprah that featured boys who had been sold into slavery and felt so sad, wishing there was something I could do. It is easy to forget that there are people out there in such poverty that they'd sell a ...

Kentucky school likes their confederate symbols

The walls of Allen Central High School in eastern Kentucky sport pictures of the school mascot, a confederate soldier. The confederate battle flag is featured prominently throughout the school. You'd think they might look for something a little less ...


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