Category: Slavery

William Wilberforce: Friend or Foe?

This week, Seth and JJ tackle a “god” in the field of human trafficking work–William Wilberforce himself. Why do we as a field focus on only certain kinds of historic abolitionists as models? Should modern anti-trafficking workers still call themselves abolitionists? What about leaders from affected populations–has a lack of focus on them really been

A Visit to Evergreen and Whitney Plantation

Seth discusses his recent visit to Evergreen Plantation and Whitney Plantation. Evergreen is the most intact plantation in the South, which includes 22 slave cabins in their original positions. The nearby Whitney Plantation opened as a slavery museum in 2014 that includes memorials to the slaves of the plantation and to enslaved babies that died

Indigenous Australians and Human Trafficking

What is the experience of indigenous Australians (the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) with human trafficking? Seth and JJ give some historical context, then JJ gives an overview of the types of slavery experienced by indigenous Australians in the past and present, and discusses vulnerabilities of these populations that are sometimes invisible. Sources: Australia’s