November 22, 2013 Three women were kept in a London home for three decades. Police say the women were restrained by "invisible handcuffs." The case is drawing attention to modern-day slavery in Britain and elsewhere.
October 17, 2013 But the country with the highest prevalence of modern-day slavery is Mauritania. That's according to a report released Thursday by the Walk Free Foundation, an anti-slavery group. The numbers are in line with previous estimates from the U.N. and the State Department.
June 19, 2013 The State Department official in charge of the office that monitors and combats human trafficking says slavery affects several industries, including fishing, and several countries, including the U.S. He wants consumers to ask: "How can I actually do something about it?"
April 12, 2011 Slavery was the Civil War's cause despite revisionists saying otherwise. Historian Adam Goodheart, who has a new book on the critical year of "1861" said he thinks part of the reason for that revisionism is the difficulty some Southerners have in believing their ancestors fought for slavery.
November 30, 2010 The 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War is nearly upon us and the battle over how to remember this traumatic struggle is still fresh in the air.
October 7, 2008 Host Michel Martin talks about TMM's recent trip to Rhode Island for a Freedom Festival, marking the bicentennial of slavery's end.