June 9th, 2011
03:32 PM ET

Descendant of two famed black leaders fights modern-day slavery

Kenneth B. Morris Jr. , the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington, seeks to educate school children across the U.S. that slavery still exists today.

The founder of the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation, Morris says his mission is to end slavery and fight for freedom as his ancestors did.


June 9th, 2011
11:35 AM ET

A school with a conscience

The Yeong Gwang Girls High School in South Korea has taken the pledge to help end slavery in the world. Elizabeth Pruitt, who teaches English at the school, read about CNN's Freedom Project and brought the issue to her students.

Pruitt told iReport's Daphne Sashin in May that the issue of modern-day slavery was particularly relevant "for these students, since they are all young women, and so many of the victims of modern-day slavery are women and children."

Have you taken a stand to end slavery? Join the dozens of other CNN iReporters who have taken the pledge.

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