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Even the neighbors would tell the woman that she was mistreating Helia. The woman would reply that since she didn’t have a family, Helia was an animal, and should be treated like an animal.
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For almost 28 years Maria Suarez was held against her will. First by a slaveholder and then imprisoned for a crime she didn’t commit.
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When Rambho’s fingers bled from overwork the slave owner would dip them in oil and light a match to them. He wasn’t allowed to play or go to school. He was never allowed to visit his family or leave the loom.
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These women went to hell and back—a few times. They were slaves. When they began to organize for freedom, they were burned out of their homes by angry slave owners. Samura remembers," There was not one single cloth to wear, no food to eat, no utensils, nothing."
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Like tens of thousands of children in Haiti, Cam-Suze was held as a restavec, a child slave. Her life changed when she met Free the Slaves’ partner, Limye Lavi.
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Miguel wanted to work in the United States because his young son had cancer and Miguel couldn’t afford the medicine on the salary he made in Mexico. Miguel was enslaved in the orange groves of Florida. Every day Miguel was threatened with violence.
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Roberto became an activist almost by accident. He was transporting migrant farm workers throughout the south when angry slave owners attacked the van drivers saying they were stealing their workers.
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Ramphal and his entire family were slaves in the rock quarries of India for as long as anyone can remember. Slowly—with the help of grassroots activistsRamphal and the other slaves in his village realized that freedom was possible. Getting there was dangerous.
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For two and a half years Rose endured physical and emotional abuse from her captors. Some people in the community even knew of her situation and did nothing to help her.
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The promise of education soon turned into a nightmare. She was tricked, forced to be a domestic slave. For five years she worked without pay, seven days a week, up to 20 hours a day.
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Rose and Christy were just teenagers in Cameroon when they were promised a chance to go to school in the United States. What they got was - slavery. They worked 15 hours a day for years - they were paid nothing. Rose was beaten. Finally, she couldn't take any more.
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