Modern-Day Slavery Museum Coming to New York


The Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum continues its 2010 Northeast tour, and will be in New York from August 2nd to August 4th. The museum, conceived of by NESRI’s partner the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, consists of a produce truck that is a replica of the one inside of which farmworkers were locked and chained in one of the latest slavery operations. It is accompanied by displays on the history and evolution of slavery in Florida agriculture. The museum explores connections between past and present, and its central focus is on the phenomenon of modern-day slavery – its roots, the reasons it persists, and its solutions. For more information about the tour, download the press release. See a video about the Museum’s March 2010 Florida tour below.