The American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG) is a non-profit coalition of abolitionist organizations that engages in political activism to abolish slavery in the world. It raises awareness of contemporary slavery, particularly among the chattel slaves of Mauritania and Sudan, raises funds to support relief and aid to enslaved populations and escaped former slaves, and lobbies government officials to increase their efforts. AASG'
AASG was co-founded in 1993 by Charles Jacobs (who served as its first research director) with African human rights activists Mohamed Athie of Mauritania and David Chand of Sudan.
Incorporated in Newton, Massachusetts, the AASG reports having "many associates and 30,000 members around the world." Recent officers include: Mohamed Athie (past president) and Charles Jacobs (past clerk and treasurer; current president and member of board of directors).
AASG maintains close ties to The Sudan Campaign, for which Charles Jacobs serves as a co-chairman.
- ^ "About the American Anti-Slavery Group," Archived 2006-08-15 at the Wayback Machine online posting, iAbolish.org, n.d., accessed July 25, 2006. Cf. "African Slavery 1996," by Joseph R. Gregory, online posting, First Things 63 (May 1996): 37-39, accessed July 25, 2006. See also "The Great Slave Scam," online posting, Embassy of the Republic of The Sudan news archive, Washington, D.C., 23 Feb. 2002, accessed July 27, 2006. NB: The American Anti-Slavery Group should not be confused with the American Anti-Slavery Society (1833-1870).
- ^ AASG Profile, online posting, ArriveNet , accessed July 28, 2006. [Some of the website links are outdated.]
- ^ "About the American Anti-Slavery Group," Archived 2006-08-15 at the Wayback Machine online posting, iAbolish, n.d., accessed August 23, 2006.
- ^ Non-profit corporation "Summary Sheet" for American Anti-Slavery Group, Inc., online posting, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Corporations Division 2001-2006, accessed July 27, 2006; "Who We Are," online posting, iAbolish, n.d. (copyright 2006), accessed July 27, 2006.