We've been turning the spotlight this fall onto some of our most inspiring donors to ask why they’ve chosen contribute to Free the Slaves. Their answers are truly remarkable. The “Why I Free Slaves” team has interviewed people just like you to learn how they discovered slavery still exists, how they turned their outrage into action.
“I think anytime we have a chance to contribute to someone’s freedom, that is one of the most life-giving experiences we could ever have,” said musician Derek Mount in Atlanta.
“I always say to my students, where will you be in the index of the history books a hundred years from now, what will you have done in this life to be an agent of history,” said Harvard historian Timothy Patrick McCarthy.
“I can’t honestly think of a more worthwhile, longstanding but also victory-is-in-our-sights kind of problem to spend my time on than slavery and emancipation,” said researcher Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick of the University of San Diego.
“We all have something to give,” said acclaimed humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine in San Francisco. “And I invite anyone of you that happens to see this to look in yourself and find that one thing that you can give toward ending slavery.”
We’ve just posted a remarkable compilation video of this year’s “Why I Free Slaves” profiles. See it here.