In Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery. Activists are arrested for fighting the practice. The government denies it exists. An estimated - of the population is believed enslaved.
1863 or 1864 - 8 former slaves toured northern states to raise money for African-American schools in New Orleans, used 4 children with mixed-race ancestry & pale complexions to evoke sympathy - Charles Taylor, Rebecca Huger, Rosina Downs & Augusta Broujey
Slavery’s last stronghold - Mauritania’s endless sea of sand dunes hides an open secret: An estimated to of the population lives in slavery. But as one woman’s journey shows, the first step toward freedom is realizing you’re enslaved.