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2019 Annual Conference

Institute for the Study of Modern Day Slavery will host the annual conference ”Human Bondage - Mass Incarceration and Sex Trafficking” at Bennie G. Thompson Academic & Civil Rights Research Center on April 8-9. This event is free to the public.

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Congratulations to Tierra Harvey

Congratulations to Tierra Harvey for winning first (1st) place on the research paper competition at the 2019 NAAAS Conference. Her research, “An Analysis of Socioeconomic Status on Children of Color Affective Development in Preschool,” will be published on this website late this spring.


NAAS Conference 2019

Dr. Allen, Dr. Ashton and Ms. Keyonté Jackson represented Tougaloo College well as they addressed why the study of MDS is important in education; and how Artificial Intelligence is a vehicle of Modern Day Slavery. We cannot forget the fabulous poster board presentation from Professor Maberry. Ms. Sherbria Green, Ms. Tierra Harvey, and Mr. Samuel Graves added their scholarship to the dialogue on MDS by presenting an analysis of socioeconomic status on children of color and the role the internet plays in slavery. We are proud to be with this team of faculty and students at the 27th Joint National Conference in Dallas, TX. For more pictures and videos, click here.


Unlocking The Science of Slavery

Tougaloo College, Institute for The Study of Modern Day Slavery presents, “Unlocking the Science of Slavery” by Kevin Bales, a professor of contemporary slavery at the University of Nottingham, on Wednesday, October 31 in Woodworth Chapel. The program is open to the public.

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"Officials at one of Mississippi's historically black colleges are hoping a one of a kind academic program will help end human trafficking and exploitation" -

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"Tougaloo College will begin exploring a sad trend that's becoming all too common across the globe." -


"Believe it or not, 20 million to 45 million people are currently affected by slavery worldwide"-

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“I had a fun-loving, trusting, smiling, working 19-year-old daughter. December 2012, one of the worst things that could’ve happened to me happened,” says Selika Corley." -