"I have sometimes thought that the mere hearing of those songs would do more to impress some minds with the horrible character of slavery, than the reading of whole volumes of philosophy on the subject could do."
Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845)
“I support this project unreservedly. Slavery is not a past evil- it is practised today and millions of people are enduring intolerable abuse and suffering with no means to protest. The Voice of Slavery is giving those people a voice. Brutal abuse is diminishing of the humanity of us all. Support the call to abolish slavery so that we all may be free!”
Desmond Tutu: Nobel Peace Prize recipient
“Two hundred years after Britain’s abolition of the slave trade, there are still millions of people in slavery. If we ever needed to hear the ‘Voices of Slavery’ it is now. If we ever needed to begin the work of complete and total abolition it is today. This wonderful project takes us a step closer to a world without slaves.”
Kevin Bales: Founding Director, Free The Slaves USA