With the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves may have gained their freedom, but it did not erase the racial tensions between white people and people of color.
The decades following the freeing of the slaves continue to see a large divide between the races.
Despite the official end to slavery around the world, the scars remain.
In the United States, the ancestors of the millions of Africans enslaved continue to feel the pain and prejudice.
The American Civil War of 1861-1865 was fought between the Union (the northern states) and The Confederates (the southern states) under the presidency of Abraham Lincoln.
This international conflict is perhaps the most written about and studied piece of United States history.
Thousands of children, teens, and adults each year fall victim to human trafficking.
Often, those who fall victim to human traffickers, perish or never return home safely.
The concept of slavery is one that is not common in cultures where the people are hunter-gathers.
Slavery, for the most part, is something found in civilizations with different levels in society.