Common traveled to Haiti with Photographer Steven Taylor to see the plight of Restavek children — a traditional route to an education which has dissolved into forced labor. He says they both came away changed by the experience.
A Grammy Award-winning musician and actor is using his star power to help rescue children being exploited in Haiti, a nation founded by freed slaves.
In a Freedom Project documentary, Common shines a light on the plight of the Restaveks, the estimated 300,000 children working as domestic servants in Haiti.
The United Nations says the deeply rooted practice is a form of modern-day slavery.
Common said, “I just felt like I was entering another place, another world I had never experienced, and I really had to prepare my mind to be in it.”