We shall overcome

I used to Think Slavery Was a Thing Of The Past. Something our modern society had long outgrown. Not so. Slavery still exists in many forms around the world—oftentimes in hidden ways. It could be going on right outside your doorstep, even in the United States.

Takes Naseem Mohamed Siraj, whose story made the news last summer here in the Boston area. An Indian domestic who had been brought to his country under false pretenses, she found herself barred from leaving the house and was forced to care for four children, clean, and cook without adequate pay, meals, or time off. A compassionate neighbor who was alert to her situation helped her escape.

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