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Juneteenth: Important Historical Details

After much discussion, Congress passed legislation to establish Juneteenth as a national holiday. President Joe Biden signed the bill on June 17, 2021.

This KBCS audio excerpt explores important details about Juneteenth and what happened on June 19, 1865.

KBCS’s Kevin Henry speaks with Kwami Abdul-Bey a Co-convener of the Arkansas Peace and Justice Memorial Movement and a Trustee of the Arkansas Historical Association.

Project Pilgrimage: The Last Slave Ship to the United States

In May, the wreckage of the last slave ship to the United States was confirmed found off the shores of Mobile Alabama.  Attorney, Justice, and Historian, Karlos Finley, explains the significance of the slaveship, Clotilda, for the descendants of those enslaved people transported here inside it  in 1860. Finley also describes the remarkable community that many of the people who came on that ship created in Africa Town, Alabama. (more…)

Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking

ENCORE BROADCAST – Human trafficking is essentially modern day slavery.  It’s when someone is forced or coerced with violence, deception or threats to provide labor or commercial sex, and when they’re prevented from leaving the situation.  Human trafficking can occur anywhere and it does happen in our region.  It can range from domestic servitude to sex trafficking, and labor to organ harvesting.

Out guests shed light on the global and economic context of human trafficking, types of human trafficking cases and what people in our communities are doing to respond to human trafficking in our region. 

Guests are:

Velma Veloria – Former State Legislator involved in passing the first anti-human trafficking legislation in the nation

Emma Catague – Human Trafficking Victim Advocate  at APIChaya

Megan Bruneau – Vice Squad Investigator of Foreign Nationals in Human Trafficking at the Seattle Police Department

Links:

API Chaya

Washington Anti-trafficking Response Network

Polaris Project

 

Listen and download the interview here: KBCS_M+I_20130814_Human Trafficking