Chicago Abolitionists Work To End Slavery In West Africa

MAURITANIA SLAVERY
The northwest African nation of Mauritania passed a law late Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, that promises jail time for people who keep slaves. SCHALK VAN ZUYDAM / ASSOCIATED PRESS
MAURITANIA SLAVERY
The northwest African nation of Mauritania passed a law late Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, that promises jail time for people who keep slaves. SCHALK VAN ZUYDAM / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Chicago Abolitionists Work To End Slavery In West Africa

Chicago’s history as one of the centers of the 19th-century American abolitionist movement is well-documented, but abolitionists are still at work in the city today, pushing to end human trafficking in Chicago as well as racialized slavery in one of the last nations to practice it today — the west African state of Mauritania.

Abolitionists from Chicago and Mauritania join Reset to discuss their shared struggles.

GUESTS: Bakary Tandia, co-founder of the Abolition Institute

Anthony Simpkins III, Chicago-based board member of the Abolition Institute