Slavery was Formally Abolished Today, Happy Freedom Day

Karl gmkarl at
Mon Feb 1 04:58:53 PST 2021

Today is Freedom Day in the United States.  This is the day the
abolition of slavery was signed into law.

Many slaves cannot even say the word "freedom" safely.  The word may
come across as sarcastic or pointless.  But we have a holiday to
celebrate its serious, literal meaning.

This holiday was signed into law by Harry Truman and commemorates the
freedom law signed by Abraham Lincoln.

The United Nations has extensive references around the ongoing
prevention of human trafficking:

I'll send them an e-mail asking for localised resources.

If you contact a human trafficking rescue organisation of any kind,
it's important to remember that the workers may not be familiar at all
with coercive silence.  They will expect you to be able to say
directly and clearly what they need to know to be able to help you,
and for you to ask for this help.  If you can do this, they often can
help, in the USA.

The National Human Trafficking Hotline in the USA is:
Voice: 1-888-373-7888
Text: 233733
Web Chat: (only during some
hours of day)

There are other human trafficking hotlines in the USA, both national
and regional, although in some states they do not have a large
presence.  I do not have other links at the moment, I'm afraid.

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