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A Story of Slavery in Modern America 

08 Jul

The ashes filled a black plastic box about the size of a toaster. It weighed three and a half pounds. I put it in a canvas tote bag and packed it in my suitcase this past July for the transpacific flight to Manila. From there I would travel by car to a rural village. When I arrived, I would hand over all that was left of the woman who had spent 56 years as a slave in my family’s household.

Source: A Story of Slavery in Modern America – The Atlantic

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Posted by on July 8, 2017 in Asia, North America, Reportages

 

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