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Praise for the American Anti-Slavery Group

Coretta Scott King presents the Boston Freedom Award to AASG President Charles JacobsAASG President Charles Jacobs is presented with the Boston Freedom Award by Coretta Scott King.

“I have for some time now admired your passionate, effective advocacy of the contemporary anti-slavery cause, and I have been proud to have been of assistance to you in renewing this fight for the most basic of human rights… You are entitled to feel very proud of having created this movement within the U.S.”
—Congressman Barney Frank

“The American Anti-Slavery Group has developed a simple but effective strategy of building awareness that slavery is not history, identifying clear advocacy goals, and invited educated and popular activism. You have provided a platform to survivors of slavery, lobbied Congress and the UN for sanctions, and mobilized thousands of student activists across the country.”
—Gloria Steinem

"I am personally inspired by your tireless dedication to alleviate the oppression of chattel slavery. Your efforts have given a powerful voice and new hope to the victims of this festering injustice."
—Coretta Scott King

"The American Anti-Slavery Group [has] broken through the wall of silence that surrounds slavery."
—Boston Globe, April 27, 1999

"The American Anti-Slavery Group has done more to bring an end to black slavery than anyone else."
—Village Voice syndicated columnist Nat Hentoff Awards



Boston Freedom Award: Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Coretta Scott King presented the Boston Freedom Award to AASG co-founder and president, Dr. Charles Jacobs, on September 18, 2000.


Fast 50 Champion of Innovation: AASG was honored as a Fast 50 Champion of Innovation for its website,, which uses cutting edge technology for online activism in March 2002.


National Multicultural Institute: AASG was presented with an award by the National Multicultural Institute for its “groundbreaking work and dedication to abolishing slavery worldwide,” on April 29, 2004.

Station Master Award: AASG was honored with the Station Masters Award at the 7th annual “Lady of Freedom Monument Foundation” award banquet on October 12, 2004.