Harvard Law School Seal Should Honor Slaves With Compromised Design

Harvard Law School Seal Should Honor Slaves With Compromised Design

The Harvard Law School seal, which includes a family crest of three sheaves of wheat against a blue background, is facing extinction as the school’s official symbol due to its connections to the slave trade.  The crest is that of the Royalls, a slave-owning family of the 1700s. Land bequeathed to the school by Isaac Royall, Jr. […]

Emancipation Day and the Fight for Freedom

Emancipation Day and the Fight for Freedom

Thursday, April 16, 2015 marked the 153rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in DC, otherwise known as Emancipation Day. In 1862 over 3,000 slaves were freed, just eight months prior to the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves in the South. The District of Columbia also has the distinction of being […]

Slavery Exposed in Thailand Is Less Shocking Than What’s Happening in U.S.

Slavery Exposed in Thailand Is Less Shocking Than What’s Happening in U.S.

As the third largest seafood provider in the world, the seafood sector in Thailand is worth $7.3 billion US.  Unknown to the consumers worldwide, their purchase of seafood from Thailand may very well be sponsoring a remote and horrific modern-day slavery. U.S. consumers have reason to feel particularly shocked by the slavery exposed in Thailand, […]