This January marked not only the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, but also the third annual National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Full story
From politics to pop culture, the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln is constantly being invoked in American society. Is this new obsession with Lincoln, and the milestone anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, giving room to revisit the nation’s collective amnesia on slavery?
Django Unchained takes us deep into a world where America rarely wants to visit, but this time the slave wins. Full story
Salamishah Tillet, author of "Sites of Slavery," joins the conversation on race and talks about what she calls a "national amnesia" on slavery.
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 09: Singer Willow Smith attends the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking 15th annual From Slavery to Freedom Event at Sofitel Hotel on May 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images)
French President Francois Hollande shakes hands with supporters after a ceremony at the Luxembourg Gardens to mark the abolition of slavery and to pay tribute to the victims of the slave trade in Paris May 10, 2013. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS)