Michelle Obama & Slavery

I understand the point #FirstLady, #MichelleObama, made at the end of her #DNC speech. #WhiteHouse built by slaves. @EndSlaveryNow

#MichelleObama #DNC: Yes, it could be good to have a woman #president. @EndSlaveryNow

#MichelleObama #DNC:  For #POTUS a one, two punch is nice: black man, white woman. I get that! @EndSlaveryNow   Yes,

#MichelleObama #DNC,  #Slavery is awful–it is a sin and is condemnable, reprehensible & EVIL!  @EndSlaveryNow

#MichelleObama #DNC: I honor the 5 carpenter #slaves who helped build the #WhiteHouse.  @end_sexslavery

#MichelleObama #DNC: I honor the many indentured servants who worked on the #WhiteHouse. @end_sexslavery

#MichelleObama #DNC: I also honor all the free men and women who served our nation to build the #WhiteHouse. @EndSlaveryNow

But, there is a much larger issue of slavery.  Modern slavery.  Sex slavery today affects mostly children and women.  218,o00 in the USA every year!  20.9 million adults and children are bought and sold worldwide into commercial sexual servitude, forced labor and bonded labor.

#MichelleObama #DNC: A much larger issue of #slavery looms. Modern #slavery! @end_sexslavery

#MichelleObama #DNC: Sex #slavery affects mostly children and women today. @end_sexslavery

#MichelleObama #DNC:  218,000 children and women are trafficked in the USA every year! I challenge the President’s wife to SCREAM about that!  This is the larger issue today–not 5 slaves utilized for building the White House.  @end_sexslavery

20.9 million adults and children are bought and sold worldwide into commercial sexual servitude, forced labor and bonded labor annually.  @end_sexslavery

#MichelleObama #DNC: approximately 13.7 % (319,599) of black population was free in 1700’s. @EndSlaveryNow

#MichelleObama #DNC: Of these, 3,776 free blacks owned 12,907 slaves, out of 2,009,043 slaves owned in the US. @EndSlaveryNow

#MichelleObama #DNC: 225,000 European indentured servants were brought to America during 1700’s. @EndSlaveryNow

Endslaverynow.org

Related:

Was White House Built By Slaves?
Capitol and Slave Labor
Black Slave Owners in Early America
Indentured Servants
Early Irish Slaves
More on Irish Slaves
Why Michelle Obama’s Speech Mattered

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