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America's Best Kept Secret- Slavery in the 20th Century

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Join this special show for a discussion with Antoinette Harrell, Professor Clare Washington, and  Instructor- Rebecca Hensley on America's Best Kept Secret- Slavery in the 20th Century.

Many individuals were shocked and saddened by the recent PBS Special on Slavery by Another Name, and the dialogue should not stop.  Antoinette Harrell renowned genealogist uncovered information 20 years ago concerning the issue of 20th Century Slavery.  The goal is to raise awareness.  Clare Washington- Professor at Portland State University developed the first curriculum on Peonage, and challenged her students to study the issue.  Rebecca Hensley- Instructor of Sociology at Southeastern Louisiana University (areas of expertise-  Power Relations, Race, Gender and Globalization) has also explored and collaborated with Ms. Harrell to exame the evidence of 20th Century Slavery.

This show will further explore the evidence and listeners are encouraged to call in, and participate in the chat on this very important discussion.


Photos by Walter Black

Theme music - Sweet Mello Spice by composer / producer Alvin K. Alexander. (Pianist Ayako Higuchi)