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  • 7 Sep 2018
    Calvin Schermerhorn,

    Prisoner strike exposes an age old American reliance on forced labor

    Prisoners in 17 states and several Canadian provinces are on strike in protest of prison labor conditions. Their demonstrations are compelling Americans to understand that some everyday foods are produced behind bars, for cents on the hour, in a system many call “modern slavery.” Prisoners in the U.S. harvest and process eggs, orange juice, ground […]

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  • 29 Apr 2018
    Anne C. Bailey

    Hope, Resilience and The Weeping Time

    In 1859, more than 400 enslaved people – men, women and 30 babies – from the Butler plantation estates of the Georgia Sea islands were sold on the auction block in Savannah, Georgia. My new book is about this sale, the largest slave auction in American history, which the slaves called, “The Weeping Time.” This […]

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