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First Sight of Freedom - Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
Photograph - Home Decor And Giclee Wall Art By Chris Flees
This is an image of Macedonia missionary baptist church in South Point Ohio. This church was part of the underground railroad. Ohio was one of the first stops for many of the individuals in the deep south to escape being enslaved, their first stop out of the Virginia territory on the road to freedom from being enslaved in the 1800's. In most places and as a general rule if you crossed the ohio river you were in the North and slavery was prohibited. They were Free States at least until you hit the Mississippi river.
Unfortunately today Human trafficking in the United States is more widespread and more kept under the carpet and silenced than the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade ever was. Owning or believing that you own another Human being is wrong. Human Trafficking around the world, for those who do not know, is either being enslaved for sexual purposes or enslaved for labor.
This church represents freedom from slavery, the doors have been closed and it has become a US historical landmark but in light of the Human trafficking problem in the US and around the world, it appears that these doors should once again be reopened for those enslaved to escape their traffickers and the rest of the churches to follow in suit to aid the enslaved and put Human Trafficking to an end once and for all.
The proceeds from the sale of this image support the efforts of: The Salvation Army of Wake Co. NC - Project FIGHT (Freeing Individuals Gripped by Human Trafficking). I applaud their efforts in the fight against Human Trafficking.
June 6th, 2014
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