Institute for the Study of Modern Day Slavery
 
 

Addressing the horrors and realities of modern day slavery. Slavery still exists.

 
 
 
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Tougaloo College strives to unite scholars, students, activists, policy makers, schools, and community leaders in an effort to bring awareness and take action against modern day slavery.  

 
 
 Student wearing prison uniform in protest of mass incarceration. 

Student wearing prison uniform in protest of mass incarceration. 

Campus wide events

Tougaloo, Morehouse and Bennett colleges offer a wide variety of activities to inform and engage the campus and community.

 

 Students engage in human rights issues.

Students engage in human rights issues.

 

Student leadership

Human rights has many layers. We harness student talents to meet them. Engagement from students is as important as faculty. 

 
 
 
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Tougaloo student Lavell takes photo of red sand during event.

 

Activism

Activism happens through art, dialogue, research and many other forms. We will remain a safe platform for conversations surrounding all human rights issues. Silence always breeds misunderstanding. We want to create an open dialogue for all voices. 

 

 Faculty and students work together engaging in conversations surrounding modern day slavery. 

Faculty and students work together engaging in conversations surrounding modern day slavery. 

 

Faculty engagement 

Faculty help to motivate student research in human rights issues. We develop curriculum that will motivate students to research areas surrounding human rights. We empower students to be researchers and activists in their own right. Knowing and understanding the issues can save lives as well as communities. 

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Today’s students.
Tomorrow’s leaders.

From a slave plantation, to an academic institution, Tougaloo College believes in change. 

 
 
 
 
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Dedicated to change.

In 1869, the American Missionary Association of New New York purchased five hundred acres of land from John Boddie, owner of the Boddie Plantation to establish a school for the training of young people "irrespective of religious tenets and conducted on the most liberal principles for the benefit of all citizens in general." The Tougaloo College Institute for the Study of Modern Day Slavery embodies our motto, “Where history meets the future.”

 
 
 
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