Richland 2 students stand against human trafficking

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Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing.

Inspired by reading about the life of Frederick Douglass, students at Westwood High School, in Richland County School District 2, launched a campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and modern-day slavery. The campaign caught the attention of Richland County Council, which passed resolutions aimed at combatting slavery in today’s world. The resolutions state that the council will support shelters for victims, efforts to raise awareness about human trafficking laws, and more. Here’s a video segment from WLTX-19, in Columbia.