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

23 Aug
All day

In the night of 22 to 23 August 1791, men and women, torn from Africa and sold into slavery, revolted against the slave system to obtain freedom and independence for Haiti, gained in 1804. The uprising was a turning point in human history, greatly impacting the establishment of universal human rights, for which we are all indebted.

en.unesco.org/commemorations/slavetraderemembranceday

 

 

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