Thursday, March 25, 2010

US: Florida Modern Day Slavery Museum on Tour

The Florida Modern Day Slavery Museum is touring throughout the state of Florida until April 15. Check their schedule to learn when it will be in a town near you.

The Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum consists of a cargo truck outfitted as a replica of the trucks involved in a recent slavery operation (U.S. v. Navarrete, 2008), accompanied by displays on the history and evolution of slavery in Florida.

The museum's central focus is on the phenomenon of modern-day slavery -- its roots, the reasons it persists, and its solutions. The exhibits were developed in consultation with workers who have escaped from forced labor operations as well as leading academic authorities on slavery and labor history in Florida.

For more information about a specific tour stop, contact the person listed as the contact in the table below.

For an excellent preview of the museum, check out this Ft. Myers News-Press article (2/28/10):

"Modern slavery in spotlight: Immokalee coalition debuts mobile museum"

Click here to visit the Slavery Museum News Page for all the latest news from the road

Schedule: Click here to see the museum tour itinerary

Click here to download the museum's accompanying booklet (PDF)

Click here for the museum press advisory

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