Students Examine Modern-Day Slavery

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By Asiah White, CTVN

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CTVN youth create multi-colored chains out of construction paper to draw attention to forms of slavery still present today.

Community TV Network has been addressing issues of oppression for more than 40 years. In honor of the Black History Month, check out the “What is Freedom” public service announcement from October, 2012 produced in CTVN’s video program at Prologue Early College.

Slavery was abolished in 1865. This video addresses the issue of modern day slavery.

In the video, multi-color construction paper is made to symbolize chains.

“They used to do black slaves wrong. In the United States more than 12 million Africans were forced into slavery from 1619 until 1876,” said Rondell Freeman, participant of CTVN video production program at Prologue Early College.

A link shared within the video, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives helps the audience learn more about taking action to build awareness.

Knowledge is power.

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Students create a poetic prologue helping educate people about the real issues of modern day slavery.


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