April 8th, 2011
11:39 AM ET

Slavery known, but not understood

Kevin Bales, president of Free the Slaves, speaks with CNN about the realities of modern-day slavery. He also shares his experience of the first person he ever met who had come out of the horrors of slavery.

Topics: Voices

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  1. Yahconan Ysrayl

    If you want to understand slavery then go to the bible Deuteronomy 28:1-68 and you will see that the blacks in america are the biblical descendants of children of israel that is spoken of in the bible. Our parents were sent into captivity for our disobedience to the most high YAH.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:46 am | Reply
    • John Galt

      What?? Are you high? Jews are the descendents of Israel period end of story.. btw, if you really buy into this crazy theory and want some possible groups first check SAT scores and college admission rates. If they are low then that aint them. Lol

      April 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Reply
  2. carla moore

    How would pepole survive wity out their ssi ss va checks tell me that are even pay their checks

    April 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Reply
  3. eric

    Great topic .... useless video.

    April 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Reply
    • york

      Check out what the man in video has done with his life to help others. Might change your mind about how useless the video is.

      April 10, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Reply
  4. Stazi Whitehead

    I would like more information on this.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Reply
  5. Sanford G. Merrill

    Capitalism and socialism are the same
    theory of economics, but in America
    they cross paths bring about a new day
    of stability via money for participation
    in the cycle redistribution of wealth and
    money for not participating.

    April 9, 2011 at 7:18 am | Reply
  6. alfred onyinnna maclaughlin

    yeah,i am agree to what a friend has just posted above that our fore-fathers were sent into captivity the same as slavery long years gone by the ALMIGHTY GOD for their disobedient to HIM.and it can be found in the bible.
    one can also make comparisons to today's slavery or what CNN personals called it 'modern slavery' as one might not be sent into slavery by ALMIGHTY GOD like what had happened biblically.,but one and many people of these last days..i mean in this last century are being sent INTO it by our own mistakes,economic reasons and hardships of this modern days,and it can been seen mostly in both developed and undeveloped countries around the world.

    April 9, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Reply
  7. Collins Andoh

    I want to know what is that modern slavery and the difference between modern slavery and biblical slavery

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  10. Cathy thompson

    I do not agree with slavery.....

    April 10, 2011 at 12:03 am | Reply
    • chika

      i hate it too

      April 10, 2011 at 9:55 am | Reply
  11. Mgbojirikwe Kingsley Chiemka

    good be done and evil be avoided

    April 10, 2011 at 3:35 am | Reply

    Hardship is caused by our own greed due 2 that much more people go into en-slaving there rigts just 2 have endsmean.

    April 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Reply
  13. york

    This man, and the work that Free The Slaves has done, is nothing less than amazing. Check them out at their site. They are truly making a difference in the world. My opinion of CNN has been raised based on their commitment
    to cover this topic. Enough celebrity gossip. Slavery is "real life" for thousands of people around the world. The more we know, the better equipped we are to stop it. Thank you, Kevin Bales.

    April 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Reply
  14. Judy

    I think it's simple. They want others to do the work. They want to dominate others. They are in love with the POWER. What is not to understand?

    April 10, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Reply
  15. chinedu

    Slavery is still going on in some part of African, like in Nigeria wear a man was not forbidden to marry the woman because he was a slave in that village. people say that I'm a dreamy, I hope one day they will join us and world will live as one.

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