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Noted author and abolitionist Francis Buk visited campus on Mon., Sept. 23, delivering a moving presentation to the LTS community. Buk, a Dinka tribesman and South Sudan native, was captured and enslaved at the age of seven. After ten years as a child slave, Buk escaped through Sudan and Cairo, eventually making his way to the US in 1999. His autobiography, Escape from Slavery: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity and My Journey to Freedom in America, was published in 2003.

Buk spent two days at LTS visiting classes and dining with faculty and students. All who met Francis were impressed with his humility and grace. Special thanks to Nessia Crispe, Greg Shaw, Chaeli Knapp-Wilson, Mrs. Sara Crispe and the LTS UNICEF Club and for making his visit possible.

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