Escape from Slavery: Francis Bok's Story

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photoIn 1986, a seven-year-old Southern Sudanese boy, Francis Bok, made his first trip alone from his village to the nearby market town. It was also his last. That day, Piol Bol Buk, as Francis was known to his Dinka people, was kidnapped and forced into slavery by an Arab militiaman from Northern Sudan.

Now 23, Bok has related his story — of a peaceful childhood, ten years of servitude, and a grueling journey to freedom and America — in a powerful autobiography.


Francis Bok, author of "Escape From Slavery: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity — and My Journey to Freedom in America"

Randall Kennedy, On Point News Analyst, Professor at Harvard Law School

This program aired on October 17, 2003.


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