President Lincoln’s Cottage Opens Exhibit on Modern Slavery

“Can You Walk Away?” explores human trafficking in the United States.

February 17, 2012. President Lincoln’s Cottage, in partnership with Polaris Project, opened Can You Walk Away? Modern Slavery: Human Trafficking in the United States February 17, 2012 in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. The exhibit is part of a year-long commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln developing the Emancipation Proclamation at President Lincoln’s Cottage. Can You Walk Away? bridges the perceived gap between slavery past and present, and highlights the challenges and perceptions of slavery in America today. Can You Walk Away? opened in February 2012 and will remain on view through August 31, 2013.

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