Walking for Sudan
In January 2011, the people of southern Sudan voted in a referendum to split from the Arab Muslim north. One man did more than just vote. Simon Deng, a southern Sudanese who was kidnapped into slavery in the north as a child, walked from New York to Washington, D.C. and strode barefoot through the halls of Congress. His message was this: without American intervention, Sudan could soon return to full-blown civil war.