Child Labor: Then And Now

Apr 27, 2017 at 4:31 pm |

You won't believe the horrors these kids endured...

Child labor continues to be a problem worldwide. Children without much in the means of support or protection are exploited and forced into dangerous work for little or sometimes no pay. In the United States, the practice was outlawed in the early 20th century thank to the brave work of activists and photographers like Lewis Hine, who went undercover to expose the awful conditions these children were put in. Comparing these sobering photos from the past with heartbreaking images of child labor around the world today shows us how far we still must go to protect the most vulnerable among us.

Credit: Getty Images/ ISSOUF SANOGO

Credit: Getty Images/ ISSOUF SANOGO

You won’t believe the horrors these kids endured…

Check out our slideshow to learn more about child labor of the past and present...