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The Battle for Civil Rights and Human Rights

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After the War of 1812, Canada’s reputation as a safe haven for slaves grew. Fugitive slaves fled to planned settlements like The Elgin Settlement, known today as Buxton, located in Ontario. Bryan and Shannon Prince from the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum will share how Buxton transitioned from a haven for fugitive slaves to a thriving town.  

Then, World Footprints has joined with CNN and the BBC as a media partner of the United Nations Global Initiative of fight Human Trafficking (UN-GIFT). We’ll speak to our UN-GIFT partners from Austria, Livia Wagner and Siria Gastellum, to discuss this global issue.

Author and educator Paula Young Shelton joins us to share her memories about growing up in the midst of the civil rights movement.  As the daughter of former United Nations Ambassador, Atlanta Mayor and activist Andrew Young, Paula recounts the fun times she had with her "Uncle Martin" (Martin Luther King, Jr.).