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Anti-slavery activist to speak, Feb. 8

"My Escape From Slavery: A Young Man's Journey From Captivity to Freedom" is the title of a presentation set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in 302 Frist Campus Center.

Francis Bok, a former slave in his native Sudan, will share his true story of 10 years in captivity and his journey to freedom in America. In 2000, Bok became the first escaped slave to testify before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in the hearings on Sudan.

Now an anti-slavery activist, Bok is serving out his mission to combat world slavery through his writings and public appearances as well as his work as an associate at the Boston-based American Anti-Slavery Group.

The event is organized by the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding and co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, International Center, Princeton Justice Project, Black History Month Planning Committee and Akwaaba.

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