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  •  - General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    Posted: 3/23/2012 2:23:00 PM EST
    General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes, March 23, 2012. The memorial designed by Krzysztof Wodiczko and by the architect Julian Bonder will open to the public this Sunday. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A workman prepares the exterior of a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    A workman prepares the exterior of a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    Posted: 3/23/2012 2:12:32 PM EST
    A workman prepares the exterior of a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes, March 23, 2012. The memorial designed by Krzysztof Wodiczko and architect Julian Bonder will open to the public on Sunday. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - People look at a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    People look at a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    Posted: 3/23/2012 2:07:22 PM EST
    People look at a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes, March 23, 2012. The memorial designed by Krzysztof Wodiczko and architect Julian Bonder will open to the public on Sunday. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A general view of a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    A general view of a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    Posted: 3/23/2012 2:06:26 PM EST
    A general view of a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes, March 23, 2012. The memorial designed by Krzysztof Wodiczko and architect Julian Bonder will open to the public on Sunday. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A general view of a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    A general view of a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    Posted: 3/23/2012 2:05:49 PM EST
    A general view of a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes, March 23, 2012. The memorial designed by Krzysztof Wodiczko and architect Julian Bonder will open to the public on Sunday. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - People walk past a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    People walk past a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    Posted: 3/23/2012 2:03:19 PM EST
    People walk past a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes, March 23, 2012. The memorial designed by Krzysztof Wodiczko and architect Julian Bonder will open to the public on Sunday. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A woman looks at a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    A woman looks at a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    Posted: 3/23/2012 2:01:50 PM EST
    A woman looks at a memorial dedicated to the abolition of slavery in Nantes, March 23, 2012. The memorial designed by Krzysztof Wodiczko and architect Julian Bonder will open to the public on Sunday. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    Posted: 3/23/2012 1:57:50 PM EST
    A general view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes, March 23, 2012. The memorial designed by Krzystof Wodiczko and architect Julian Bonder will open to the public on Sunday. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    Posted: 3/23/2012 1:39:10 PM EST
    General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes, March 22, 2012. The memorial designed by Krzystof Wodiczko and by the architect Julian Bonder will open to the public on Sunday. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    Posted: 3/23/2012 1:38:28 PM EST
    General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes March 23, 2012. The memorial designed by Krzystof Wodiczko and by architect Julian Bonder will open to the public on Sunday. Text reads, "Something criminal shouldn't be necessary". REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 2/25/2012 6:10:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this July 8, 2003, file photo U.S. President George W. Bush speaks on Goree Island, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal. In a powerful speech Bush paid homage to African slaves who passed through the Goree Island port, and took on the national stain of slavery very directly, calling it ?one of the greatest crimes of history.? He described the horrors of slavery and the injustices of segregation, but he didn?t apologize. (AP Photo/J Scott Applewhite, File)
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    Posted: 2/17/2012 12:30:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jam. 15, 2008 file photo, Lincoln's Cottage is seen in Washington. The house where President Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation some 150 years ago is confronting the reality that more people are held in modern-day slavery than at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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    Posted: 1/8/2012 12:50:45 AM EST
    This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows the front and back of one of the first pennies struck at the United States Mint in Philadelphia. This 1793 ?Chain Cent? sold for a record $1,380,000 in a public auction conducted by Heritage Auctions at a coin collector?s convention in Orlando, Fla. on Wednesday evening, Jan. 4, 2012. The linking rings on the back of the coin were intended to represent the original 13 colonies, but critics claimed the chain was symbolic of slavery and the design was quickly changed with a wreath replacing the chain. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)
  •  - Former South Korean comfort woman Gil Won-og looks at the "Peace Monument", representing Korean comfort women, in Seoul

    Former South Korean comfort woman Gil Won-og looks at the "Peace Monument", representing Korean comfort women, in Seoul

    Posted: 12/21/2011 5:21:17 AM EST
    Former South Korean comfort woman Gil Won-og looks at the "Peace Monument", representing Korean comfort women, on a pavement across a road in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul December 21, 2011, before the 1,001st weekly anti-Japan protest. The monument that is covered by a cap, mufflers and blankets put on by people was installed by a civic group last Wednesday when former comfort women held the 1,000th "Wednesday Rally" demanding Japan's apology and compensation for forcing hundreds of Korean women into sex slavery for their soldiers during the Second World War. Tokyo has asked for the monument's removal, but Seoul said that it's beyond their authority, according to local media. The former comfort women have held the weekly protest in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul since January 1992. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Former South Korean comfort woman Gil greets the "Peace Monument" representing Korean comfort women in Seoul

    Former South Korean comfort woman Gil greets the "Peace Monument" representing Korean comfort women in Seoul

    Posted: 12/21/2011 5:18:27 AM EST
    Former South Korean comfort woman Gil Won-og (R) greets the "Peace Monument", representing Korean comfort women, on a pavement across a road in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul December 21, 2011, before the 1,001st weekly anti-Japan protest. The monument that is covered by a cap, mufflers and blankets put on by people was installed by a civic group last Wednesday when former comfort women held the 1,000th "Wednesday Rally" demanding Japan's apology and compensation for forcing hundreds of Korean women into sex slavery for their soldiers during the Second World War. Tokyo has asked for the monument's removal, but Seoul said that it's beyond their authority, according to local media. The former comfort women have held the weekly protest in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul since January 1992. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A policeman patrols as the "Peace Monument" representing Korean comfort women is placed on a pavement across a road in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul

    A policeman patrols as the "Peace Monument" representing Korean comfort women is placed on a pavement across a road in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul

    Posted: 12/16/2011 4:35:04 AM EST
    A policeman patrols as the "Peace Monument" representing Korean comfort women is placed on a pavement across a road in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul December 16, 2011. The monument with her body covered by a cap, mufflers and blankets put on by people was installed by a civic group on Wednesday when former comfort women held the1,000th "Wednesday Rally" demanding Japan's apology and compensation for forcing hundreds of Korean women into sex slavery for their soldiers during the Second World War. Tokyo has asked for the monument's removal, but Seoul said that it's beyond their authority, according to local media. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will visit Japan this weekends to meet Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. The former sex slaves have held the weekly protest in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul since January 1992. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - The "Peace Monument" representing Korean comfort women is placed on a pavement across a road in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul

    The "Peace Monument" representing Korean comfort women is placed on a pavement across a road in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul

    Posted: 12/16/2011 4:34:55 AM EST
    The "Peace Monument" representing Korean comfort women is placed on a pavement across a road in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul December 16, 2011. The monument with her body covered by a cap, mufflers and blankets put on by people was installed by a civic group on Wednesday when former comfort women held the1,000th "Wednesday Rally" demanding Japan's apology and compensation for forcing hundreds of Korean women into sex slavery for their soldiers during the Second World War. Tokyo has asked for the monument's removal, but Seoul said that it's beyond their authority, according to local media. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will visit Japan this weekends to meet Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. The former sex slaves have held the weekly protest in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul since January 1992. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST)
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    Posted: 12/6/2011 6:25:52 PM EST
    n this photo taken in June 2011, provided by Graphic Conservation Co., in Chicago, is a rare copy of the 13th Amendment that ended slavery before it was restored at Graphic Conservation Co. Signed by President Lincoln and lawmakers who voted for it, The Abraham Lincoln Museum in Sprinfield, Ill., had the 147-year-old vellum ?paper? document restored for the museum's celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's presidency. (AP Photo/Graphic Conservation Co.)
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    Posted: 12/6/2011 4:30:57 PM EST
    In this photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, in Chicago, is a rare copy of the 13th Amendment that ended slavery before it was restored at Graphic Conservation Co. Signed by President Lincoln and lawmakers who voted for it, The Abraham Lincoln Museum in Sprinfield, Ill., had the 147-year-old vellum ?paper? document restored for the museum's celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's presidency. (AP Photo/Graphic Conservation Co.)
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    Posted: 11/27/2011 1:10:53 PM EST
    This 2005 photo provided by the Museum of African American History shows a carpenter's rule from the mid-1800's made of wood with copper alloy hinges. The items were recovered from the lower fill layers of a privy during archaeological excavations at the African Meeting House in Boston. The meeting house, the nation's oldest black church building where prominent abolitionists railed against slavery in the 19th century, is set to reopen to visitors in Boston early next month after a $9 million restoration. (AP Photo/Museum of African American History)