APT’s Charles Jacobs: 20th Anniversary of Boston Freedom Award for Freeing Black Slaves

Dr. Charles Jacobs receives the Boston Freedom Award from former Mayor Tom Menino and Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — September 18, 2000. (WBZ 4 New England)

On this day 20 years ago: Dr. Charles Jacobs told the world about modern-day slavery in Sudan

CBS WBZ 4 News New England: Dr. Charles Jacobs (September 24, 2000)

On September 24, 2000, Dr. Charles Jacobs appeared on Boston’s WBZ 4 News with the late John Henning to explain how he helped free tens of thousands of black slaves in Sudan.

Free at last: black Sudanese children in a long line of slaves realize that they are minutes away from liberty — c. October 1999. (Barbara Vogel / American Anti-Slavery Group)

The segment was partially in honor of how, six days earlier on September 18, he head received the first Boston Freedom Award from Mayor Tom Menino and Coretta Scott King, Dr. Martin Luther King’s late widow, for his work as a modern-day abolitionist.

Dr. Charles Jacobs Accepts the Boston Freedom Award for Slave Liberation (September 18, 2000)

Today, however, Arabs and Muslims still own black chattel slaves in five African countries. The fight is not over!

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