12 Years A Slave’ Director Steve McQueen Named Ambassador For Anti-Slavery International

February 2, 2014  |  

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Steve McQueens work on awards-season favorite12 Years A Slavehas caught the attention the worlds oldest human rights organization.

According toreports, the famed director was named an ambassador for Anti-Slavery International this Black History Month. The committee, which works to remind the world that slavery is not just a thing of the past, was set up in 1839 to lobby against the phenomenon.

McQueen accepted the honor in his hometown of London on Monday. Right now, there are Solomon Northups in every region of the world who have been taken away from their families and placed in slavery, he said at the charitys headquarters.

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