International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Today, the 23rd of August is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, as designated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The day is in remembrance of the atrocities and gross human rights violations committed during the transatlantic slave trade.

The date is of particular significance because it commemorates the 1791 uprising on the island of Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic), which was a major milestone and catalyst in the eventual abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

This August 23rd, MARUAH would like to remember the men and women who were denied the very basic right of being a free human being.

For more details, visit the link below.

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/slave-trade-and-its-abolition/

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