Slavery Facts – 115 Unknown Facts About Slavery

10 Facts About Slavery

Not all African American slaves worked in plantations but many worked in agriculture, including tobacco, corn, hemp and livestock.

Slavery began in the New World when the first Africans from Europe were forced to work in the Americas at the beginning of sixteenth century.

In 1833, slavery was abolished in UK but the Modern Slavery Act that outlaws forced labor and human trafficking was only passed in 2015.

In 1833, 40% of Britain’s national budget was used to buy freedom to all the slaves in the Empire.

Today only 1-2% of trafficking victims are rescued.