Tomorrow is my mom and aunt's 83rd birthday. They were born March 10, 1927, the 3rd and 4th of 7 children; 2 boys and 5 girls. They both live in an assisted living facility in the community they grew up in.
"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark