|Madeira resident Jean-Robert Cadet talks about his childhood as a Haitian
slave on "Oprah" (4 p.m. Wednesday, Channels 9, 2). Cadet, a teacher at Northern
Kentucky University, wrote about his 15 years of slavery in his autobiography,
"Restavec: From Haitian Slave Child to Middle Class American."
year, he established the Jean R. Cadet Restavec Freedom Foundation
(www.restavecfreedom.org) to help children in forced domestic servitude and to end slavery
in Haiti, says Jean Conn, foundation director.
The anti-slavery activist has addressed the United Nations International Children's
Emergency Fund in New York, a UN slavery committee and the United States Foreign Relations
Committee. John Kiesewetter
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