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The U.S. Constitution’s 13th Amendment officially ended slavery in America, yet modern day slavery is not only still alive, it’s thriving in the form of human trafficking. Experts say approximately 20 to 40 million victims worldwide are enslaved and exploited.  Kenneth Morris, Jr., great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass, says were the abolitionist alive today, he’d be fighting human trafficking. Morris joins Soledad O’Brien in studio to discuss how he is using his family’s foundation to combat modern slavery and why he believes the answer to ending slavery lies in his ancestor’s own story of freedom. Then, when it comes to teaching students about slavery, it turns out schools aren’t doing a very good job, so museums are taking up the challenge to fix that. Correspondent Diane Roberts visits the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore as they commemorate Frederick Douglass’ bicentennial by having local students combine art and history. And, over 12 million people have submitted DNA samples through genetic ancestry companies since 2012 in order to learn more about their heritage. But what if your genealogical search revealed an entirely new family? 

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