This nation outlawed slavery in 1865 when Abraham Lincoln enacted the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves. In addition, the 13th amendment of our constitution prohibits slavery. So why does our nation continue this brutal practice? There are more slaves today than in any other period in history. Every single nation, not excluding the United States practices slavery today. There are between 14,500 – 17,500 slaves are brought into the US internationally, and between 100,000 – 300,000 (mostly children and teens) are enslaved domestically within the US borders. This seminar will talk about what has become known as Modern Day Slavery or Human Trafficking, focusing primarily on Slavery in Modern Day America, but touching on some of the international slaves. We will also talk a bout what can be done by individuals to help put an end to this practice.