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Posted June 26, 2007

Haitian man tells of slavery on 'Oprah,' Wednesday

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."

Earlier this 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

Copyright 2007 The Enquirer. Published June 26, 2007.

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