How could this possibly happen?

Have you seen the trailer for the new movie, 12 Years A Slave?  The movie is based on a powerful true story of Solomon Northup, a talented violinist who was a free man lured falsely from his family and home under the guise of employment only to be locked in the bonds of slavery.  You can watch the trailer here: [youtube]http://youtu.be/NYYtS9KSWNg[/youtube] During Solomon Northup's lifetime, men and women were abducted in Africa, stripped from their country and brought to America, and many other nations, and sold into slavery. They were viewed as property, not people. Their children were born into slavery. [...]