City students discover slavery still exists

City middle school students are taking a page from the city’s abolitionist history to combat modern-day slavery.

Wednesday marks the 60th anniversary of the United Nation’s International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. To call attention to modern-day human trafficking and child labor, Roosevelt and Normandin middle schools are holding assemblies Wednesday morning as part of the Abolition Day Project.

Leading up to this day, students at the two middle schools have been learning how to make an argument for change, just as abolitionists did in New Bedford in the years leading up to the Civil War. read full story