From the NY Times:
Institutionalized slavery may have largely gone by the wayside in the United States around 1865, but that does not mean it has entirely vanished. And on Tuesday, a traveling exhibit outside the Judson Memorial Church, on Washington Square South, told part of that story of how and where forced labor still exists in the United States.
The exhibit, which moves to the Middle Collegiate Church on East Seventh Street on Wednesday before leaving town, is called the Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum and consists of photographs, court papers and artifacts related to cases in which federal prosecutors have accused people of treating migrant workers — many of them illegal immigrants — as slaves.
The aim of the show, organized by a nonprofit workers’ group called the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, is twofold: to remind the public that people are sometimes still enslaved and to pressure produce companies to contract only with harvesters who treat workers fairly.
How about only hiring people who are here legally? It makes abuse much less likely.