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International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade


March 25

Originally shared by United Nations

The theme for this year’s International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (25 March) is “Remember Slavery: Recognizing the Legacy and Contributions of People of African Descent”.

The 2017 theme focuses on specific consequences of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, namely the ways in which enslaved Africans and their descendants influenced and continue to shape societies around the world, including in the areas of technology and culture. It also highlights the persistent spirit and innovation of the people in communities affected by the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Find out more here: http://www.un.org/en/events/slaveryremembranceday/

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