I OWNED SLAVES

I don’t agree with slavery, but what’s a person to do when a Deputy Speakers of the House of Lords in London, England asks you to help her buy some? 

 Lady Caroline Cox was a guest on 100 Huntley Street mid-1990s. At lunch, after the show, she told me how the Sudanese Arabs were raiding villages in the south for slaves. I was shaken. How could this be happening in the 20th century? Lady Cox challenged me to go with her on her next trip to. I went. And then I went again, and again, and again.

 On those trips, we purchased 1,700 children, women and a few men.  They told us how they had suffered unimaginable indignities, rape and exploitation, including being sold. We owned them for moments, then set them free to their relatives in the south. We immediately set them free. They returned to their families in Southern Sudan to try to live a normal life.  

Reporting the details on 100 Huntley Street earned me a death threat from an El Qaeda cell in Montreal, Canada. I wrote a book about my experiences called “Let My People Go!” (Available through Amazon.)